Act 158 of 2018 (Act 158), signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on October 24, 2018, provides alternatives to Pennsylvania's statewide requirement of attaining proficiency on the three end-of-course Keystone Exams (Algebra I, Literature, and Biology) for a student to achieve statewide graduation requirements.
Effective with the graduating class of 2023, students have the option to demonstrate postsecondary preparedness through one of four additional pathways that more fully illustrate college, career, and community readiness.
To assist LEAs with Act 158 implementation, PDE is offering office hours during the month of August and subsequent virtual training sessions and office hours from September through December.
Prior to participating in office hours, please review the
Act 158 Toolkit and associated resources on the SAS website. The toolkit was designed to provide guidance on the enactments of Act 158 and Act 6 of 2017 (Act 6).
Act 158 Training Schedule
2022 Act 158 Office Hours: 3PM to 4PM
Targeted Topics (30 minutes), Open Q&A (30 minutes)
2022 Act 158 Webinar
9AM to 10:30AM
The 2022 Data Summit (March 21-23, 2022) will also offer multiple sessions on Act 158 topics.
Any questions related to Act 158, trainings, or resources may be directed to email@example.com.
Virtual Training Series – in-depth training and Q&A
(live webinars, archives will be made available on SAS PLC)
Act 158 Statewide Training Overview 2021 (YouTube) | Act 158 Statewide Training Overview 2021 (PowerPoint)
Module 1: Resources:
Act 158 Statewide Training Module 1 (YouTube) |
Act 158 Statewide Training Module 1 (PowerPoint)
Module 2: Implementation:
Act 158 Statewide Training Module 2 (YouTube) |
Act 158 Statewide Training Module 2 (PowerPoint)
Module 3: Tracking & Reporting:
Act 158 Statewide Training Module 3 (YouTube) | Act 158 Statewide Training Module 3 (PowerPoint)
Act 158 Statewide Training: Tracking Tool Hands on Tutorial (YouTube)
For more information, please email: