Keystone Summit
York Tech Hosts Keystone Summit
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York Tech hosted a Keystone Summit this past week. Over the course of three days, 14 York County school districts sent Keystone content teachers as representatives to collaborate and share insights on ways to increase student achievement on Keystone exams across York County.

Overall, the summit was success with many individuals feeling it was a productive first step in strategizing ways to best prepare our students for the exam. This was a big feat as many schools discovered they face the same obstacles such as meeting state standards and preparing students of different abilities.

Representing York Tech were teachers Richard Johnson and Valerie Heverly for Science, Kayla Leibensperger and Kim Pavlick for English and Elliot Iula and Kelly Gordon for Math.  

According to the PA Department of Education, the Keystones are used to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This act requires that each state “achieves 95% participation on its statewide exams.”

Student success on the exam is paramount at York Tech as we strive to prepare our students with an education that is both academically and technically challenging.