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USC School District Working to Change Graduation Requirements

A decision must be made soon for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 classes.

USC School District Working to Change Graduation Requirements

The Upper St. Clair School District is working to redefine its graduation requirements for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 high school classes.

Because the Keystone Exams have started, the PSSA is no longer available for 11th or 12th graders. No district in the state was informed of the change until right before the current school year.

Here are four decisions that administrators said must be made:

  • District must examine options for replacing PSSA at the 11th- and 12th-grade level.
  • District must examine options for providing supplemental instruction for students who do not score proficient or above on one or more modules of the Keystone Exams.
  • District must inquire about criteria for local assessments during the years prior to 2016-17.
  • District must consider what would be acceptable for portfolio in order to demonstrate proficiency if score of proficient or above in no achieved on Keystones.

The administration will have a proposal for the school board in February.

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