Pennsylvania Should Make Standardized Testing Changes, Auditor General Says
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says Pennsylvanians have been spending tens of millions of dollars for kids to take the Keystone Exams.
He says switching to the SATs would save money.
Pennsylvania high school students have been taking the Keystone Exam since 2008.
In 2015, the federal government no longer required this standardized testing.
The Auditor General believes it's time for Pennsylvania to join some other states and opt out.
"If you shift over to the SAT, it's a cheaper test, and it covers a low income student that may not be able to afford it," said DePasquale. "Now, they're able to afford it because the state's picking up the tab."