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. (Basically, a final exam for those 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 in 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


ALGSample.pdf

BIOSample.pdf

LITSample.pdf


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

http://www.pdesas.org/module/assessment/pages/keystone/#

http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/Pages/Keystone-Exams.aspx#tab-1

KSE Practice    (Use the User Name and Password provided)


We will be testing 9-11 graders who have not been deemed proficient and all students who were enrolled over the 2018-2019 school year in the Algebra 1 course, the English 10 course, the Biology course, the Honors Biology course, the Spring CT Biology course, or the Spring CT English 10 course during the months of January 2019 and May 2019. (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.)


2019-Winter
January 7  and 8: Literature
January 9 and 10: Biology
January 11 and 14: Algebra

Make-ups for all: January 15-17

2019-Spring
May 13 and 14: Literature
May 15 and 16: Biology
May 17 and 20: Algebra

Make-ups for all: May 21-24

 

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