Exam Information for Parents
Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in Algebra I, Literature and Biology. Keystones will be utilized as a graduation requirement beginning with the students in the class of 2017.
In the event that a student does not achieve a score of proficient or advanced on one or more of the Keystone Exams, he/she will need to participate in a retake. PDE has established three testing windows each year (i.e., winter, spring, and summer) for this purpose. Therefore, students will have the potential opportunity to retest and will be notified by the school district as needed.
The assessments are divided into two modules and will take approximately 2 to 2.5 hours to administer. Additional information will be sent home from the buildings as we near the testing dates. Until that time, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s counselor or principal if you have any questions. We also invite you to visit http://static.pdesas.org/Content/Documents/Ch4%20Guidance%20FAQ%2010-9-14.pdf for more information as the Pennsylvania Department of Education continues to update its process for the Keystone Exams.