- Associated Press - Saturday, August 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania’s education agency says students should be able to show they’re ready for college or a career in ways other than state exams.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2b6hbdp ) reports that a state Department of Education report released this month says about half of last year’s graduates scored proficient on the three required Keystone exams: algebra 1, biology and literature.

The agency says students should be able to graduate if they reach a certain combined score on the exams or equivalent scores on an alternative exam.

Alternatively, the report says students should be allowed to graduate through a combination of grades and other evidence.

Spokesman Steve Miskin says House Republicans agree that an alternative should be permitted. He says they’re reviewing the suggestions.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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