Schools in Pennsylvania are implementing a statewide exam that will be used to determine if schools are making adequate yearly progress. The new Keystone exams will be administered this school year to 11th-graders in math, biology and literature. One concern is that students who took Algebra I in eighth or ninth grade may not perform well on the math exam because it has been so long since they studied the subject. Schools are taking extra steps, such as providing tutoring and test preparation sessions, to help students get ready.

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