Alternative Assessment: With the alternative assessment, students must receive a high score on either the ACT, SAT, Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate, or the Armed Forces Qualifying Test.
Students can use Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores and college courses in substitute for individual Keystone exams. They can also graduate if they complete a pre-apprenticeship program and if they’ve been accepted to a four-year college or university.
Evidence-based: Students must provide three pieces of evidence from their career portfolio that is aligned to their goals and career plan.
Among the different evidence that students can provide include SAT subject tests, AP, IB, and concurrent coursework, high education acceptance, community learning projects, industry-recognized credentials, completion of internship, externship, co-op, or guarantee of full-time employment.
Chanel Hill is a reporter for the Philadelphia Tribune where this story first appeared.