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22 Pa. Code § 4.51c. Project-based assessment.

§ 4.51c. Project-based assessment.

 (a)  The Department will develop a project-based assessment system that is aligned with the modules for the Keystone Exams in Literature, Algebra I, Biology, Composition, and Civics and Government for students who are unable to demonstrate proficiency on a Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module, or if §  4.4(d)(4) (relating to general policies) applies.

 (b)  The project-based assessment system shall be administered by schools and scored by Statewide panels composed of teachers, principals and curriculum specialists assembled by the Department. The Statewide review panels shall score student projects according to scoring protocols and rubrics developed by the Department.

 (c)  A student in grade 12 who has not demonstrated proficiency on a Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module may qualify to participate in one or more project-based assessments if the student has met the following conditions:

   (1)  Has taken the course.

   (2)  Has met the attendance requirements of the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school.

   (3)  Has participated in a satisfactory manner in supplemental instructional services consistent with the student’s educational program provided by the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school, as provided under § §  4.24(k) and 4.51b(f) (relating to high school graduation requirements; and Keystone Exams).

 (d)  A student below grade 12 who has not demonstrated proficiency on a Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module after at least two attempts on the exam or module may qualify to participate in one or more project-based assessments if the student has met the following conditions:

   (1)  Has taken the course.

   (2)  Has met the attendance requirements of the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school.

   (3)  Has participated in a satisfactory manner in supplemental instructional services consistent with the student’s educational program provided by the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school, as provided under § §  4.24(k) and 4.51b(f).

 (e)  A student to whom §  4.4(d)(4) applies may qualify to participate in one or more project-based assessments if the student has met the following conditions:

   (1)  Has taken the course.

   (2)  Has met the attendance requirements of the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school.

 (f)  Successful completion of a project-based assessment aligned to the Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module on which a student did not demonstrate proficiency shall satisfy the requirements that students achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams in §  4.24.

 (g)  A student enrolled in a Department-approved career and technical education program who has not demonstrated proficiency on a Keystone Exam or Keystone Exam module in Biology may qualify to participate in a project-based assessment in Biology if the student has met the following conditions:

   (1)  Has taken the course.

   (2)  Has met the attendance requirements of the school district, AVTS or charter school, including a cyber charter school.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  4.51c issued under sections 121, 2603-B and 2604-B of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  1-121, 26-2603-B and 26-2604-B).

Source

   The provisions of this §  4.51c adopted February 28, 2014, effective March 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 1131.

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  4.51b (relating to Keystone Exams); and 22 Pa. Code §  4.51d (relating to waivers).



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