Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years

Pennsylvania’s House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for students before they can graduate high school.

State representatives voted unanimously on Monday to implement the Keystone Exams in 2018-19, instead of in the coming academic year.

The bill covers tests for first-year algebra, literature and biology.

The bill was amended in the House to require the state Education Department report back on alternatives to the tests.

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It’ll need at least one more favorable vote in the state Senate to head to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

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