Standardized tests changing in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania moves to dial back annual testing of students (Photo: MGN Online)

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment will be reduced from three weeks to two next year.

Governor Wolf made the announcement on Wednesday.

Testing will also be later in the year, giving students more time to learn beforehand.

There are some changes this year.

Testing will be reduced by two days. Some math and English language arts sections will be removed, and there will be fewer science questions.

The Governor says he's responding to concerns expressed by students, teachers, and parents.

The Wolf administration says the Keystone Exams, which test knowledge at the end of courses, is being delayed, and that career and technology education students now have alternative ways to show they are proficient.

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