Hearing on Keystone Exams

Senate Education Committee
Keystone Exams

Monday, August 26, 2013
9:30 a.m.
Valley Forge Middle School
(Directions)

9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks

Senator Mike Folmer, Majority Chairman
Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman
9:40-9:45 Welcome by Dr. Richard Gusick, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development, Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
9:45-10:10 History of the Keystone Exams
Senator Jeff Piccola, (Ret.) Former Chairman of the Senate Education Committee
10:10-10:30 Concerned Parents
Ms. Karen Cruickshank, Board Member, Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
Ms. Tracy Karwoski, Garnet Valley School District
 10:30-10:40 W. Gerard Oleksiak, Vice President, Pennsylvania State Education Association
 10:40-11:15 Panel
Dr. Joseph J. O’Brien, Executive Director, Chester County Intermediate Unit
Dr. William S. Keilbaugh, Superintendent, Haverford Township School District
Ms. Rosemary Fiumara, Board Member, Garnet Valley School District
Attachment
Mr. Charles Madden III, Board Member, Radnor Township School District
Attachment
Mr. Kevin Kane, Director of Student Services and Special Education, Radnor Township
11:15-11:30 Ms. Joan Benso, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Attachment
11:30-11:45 Dr. Mark DiRocco, Superintendent, Lewisburg Area School District
11:45-12:00 Pennsylvania Department of Education and State Board of Education
Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, Deputy Secretary, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education
Ms. Karen Molchanow, Executive Director, State Board of Education

Additional Written Testimony:

Pennsylvania School Boards Association