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Lingering concerns surround new assessment exams

September 9, 2012

Photo by Colin Deppen - Joe Collins, SMASD director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, discussed with members of the SMASD Board of Directors what they can expect with the implementation of new assessment tests this school year.

ST. MARYS - With the Keystone Exams, a new statewide assessment, to be implemented in Pennsylvania schools this year, concerns surrounding the rigors of testing facing its student body and the logistics of prepping student performance on the exams, an eventual requirement for graduation, were discussed by the St. Marys Area School District's board of directors at Thursday's workshop meeting.

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