Thursday, April 28, 2016

ACTION: Keystone Exam Grad Requirement for 2016, 2017 & 2018

Senator Dinniman firmly asserts that students in the class of 2016, 2017 and 2018 cannot be required to pass the Keystone exam for a graduation requirement due to the passing of SB 880. School districts cannot make a local decision on this. SB 880 is the law of the state and overrides local school districts decision to use the Keystone exam as a graduation requirement. 

If you are having issues with your school district about the Keystone exam graduation requirement, email: the below information and I will forward to Senator Dinniman:

  1. School district
  2. Year student graduates 
  3. Link to your school website where it states they are still requiring students in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to pass the KE as a grad requirement (if applicable)
  4. A statement of your situation
Sample statement (can be as short or long as you are comfortable with):  
My daughter is in the class of 2017 and is required to either pass the Keystone exam or take a class her senior year that would cover the content of Biology.  This means she would miss out on an elective that she was looking forward to.  She has taken the Biology KE twice and didn't score proficient, however her grade in Biololgy class was a B.

These will be forwarded to Senator Dinniman over the next couple of days and he is going to handle this as soon as they get back in session on May 4th. 

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