Auditor Gen. Eugene DePasquale to State Officials: End the Keystone Exams

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s elected fiscal watchdog is urging state officials to end the Keystone Exams, saying they’re not federally required and it’s costing nearly $100 million. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday that Pennsylvania should instead consider using a nationally recognized test. DePasquale says many states use the SAT or ACT to meet the federal requirement for a secondary-level standardized test. DePasquale says at least 12 other states have phased out the state-specific tests.