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Education - High-Stakes Testing

Background

Currently there is much interest and discussion about high-stakes testing in Pennsylvania, such as the Keystone exams required for graduation beginning in 2017.

Local Leagues in Pennsylvania are currently working on coming to consensus on this issue, and LWVPA will ask for concurrence at the convention in June in order to update the League's Education position. The Study Guide (see link below) includes more information about the current position.

We do not have time to meet the February 16 deadline for consensus, but we would like to study this important topic and perhaps participate in the concurrence discussions.

Resources

The following resources for studying this topic have been provided by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania:

High-Stakes Testing Study Guide

High-Stakes Testing Abbreviations

High-Stakes Testing Questions and Answers

High-Stakes Testing Consensus Questions