Thanks in large part to PSEA members’ advocacy, a bill giving high school seniors more options to fulfill graduation requirements has become law.
The new state law will allow students who do not score proficient on the Keystone exams to demonstrate their readiness to graduate through alternative routes.
Gov. Tom Wolf signed the new law as Act 158 on Oct. 24 enacting Senate Bill 1095, sponsored by Sen. Tom McGarrigle.
A great step forward for both students and educators, Senate Bill 1095 will provide Pennsylvania students with additional options to fulfill high school graduation requirements beyond the high-stakes Keystone Exams. Students who do not score proficient on the Keystone Exams will be able to demonstrate their readiness to graduate through alternative routes.