Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exam is an exam given at the end of the Algebra 1 course, the English 10 course, and the Biology or the Honors Biology course. (A state-issued final exam for these courses.). Students need to score a 1500 on both sections (modules) of the exam to be deemed proficient by the state. Starting with the Class of 2020, all public school students in Pennsylvania need to be proficient on these exams.  While discussing the Keystone Exams with your children, please review the letter and the Student Code of Conduct produced by PDE, which are below.

Additionally, if you are interested in having your child opt out of the Keystone Exams, please see the policy below. Please note, if your child does opt out of the Keystone Exams, he/she must complete a state approved project based assessment (PBA) in order to meet the state's graduation requirement (Class of 2020 and beyond). 

KSEforParents.pdf      Opting out of the Keystone Exam.pdf
StudentCC.pdf         Performance Definitions.pdf




Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's links for more information:

KSE Practice    (Use the Username and Password provided)

We will be testing 9-11 graders who have not been deemed proficient and all students who were enrolled over the 2019-2020 school year in the Algebra 1 course, the English 10 course, the Biology course, the Honors Biology course, the Spring CT Biology course, and/or the Spring CT English 10 course. (The January exams will be for non-proficient students who need to retake the exam and for students enrolled in the CT English 10 and CT Biology courses in the first semester.)

January 6 and 8: Literature
January 9 and 10: Algebra
January 13 and 14: Biology 

Make-ups for all: January 15-16

May 11 and 12: Literature
May 13 and 14: Algebra
May 15 and 18: Biology 

Make-ups for all: May 19 - 22


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