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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 24, 2017 03:30 PM
From: Representative Carl Walker Metzgar
To: All House members
Subject: Graduation Requirements
I plan to introduce legislation that would give school districts the authority to decide how to use the scores from Keystone Exams. Last session, the General Assembly unanimously chose to delay the Keystone Exam graduation requirement until 2019. The Class of 2019 are sophomores today. They are making decisions about their future with this Keystone Exam graduation requirement looming ahead of them.

Not all students across the state are the same and nor should they be treated the same. Putting important decisions, such as the Keystone Exam graduation requirements, in the hands of local districts allows those on the ground to do what’s best for students. There needs to be more local control over the weight of these tests. The Keystone Exams already take up much valuable classroom time.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this common sense piece of legislation. If you would like to co-sponsor, please contact Erika Firestone at efirestone@pahousegop.com. Thank you for your consideration.

Introduced as HB1549