Keystone assessments are
end-of-the-course assessments designed to measure mastery of the standards in
various subjects: Algebra I, Biology and Literature. A student can now be
assessed in Grades 7 through 11 depending upon when he/she received the
Keystone course content for each subject.
Beginning with the Class of 2019 - 2020, all students will be required to pass the Keystone Exams or the state-developed graduation project in order to graduate. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires any non-proficient student to be remediated in the corresponding Keystone content area(s) and retest any test(s) in which he/she has not scored proficient or advanced.
Red Land High School is
administering Keystone Exams on the following dates:
Literature- May 14 and 15,
Biology- May 17 and 18, 2018
Algebra- May 21 and 22, 2018
Any student who fails to score proficient on the Keystone Exams is permitted to retake the Keystone Exams as many times as he/she wishes through the end of the 11th grade year. The student’s best overall score, a combination of both Module 1 and Module 2, may be derived from multiple test administrations.
We feel strongly that our students are well prepared for these assessments, but we do need your assistance. If your student has a Keystone Exam scheduled on any of the dates listed above, please encourage them to do their absolute best. A good night’s sleep beforehand and breakfast are helpful for ensuring optimal performance as well.
In order to give our testers
the best possible atmosphere, the Keystone Exams will be given using a 2.5 hour
| Monday - May 14||Literature Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay |
|Tuesday - May 15||Literature Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay |
|Wednesday - May 16 ||Regular Bell Schedule (Make-ups) |
|Thursday - May 17||Biology Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay |
|Friday - May 18 ||Biology Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay|
|Monday - May 21 ||Algebra Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay |
|Tuesday - May 22 || Algebra Keystone Exam - 2.5 hour delay|
|Wednesday - May 23 ||Regular Bell Schedule (Make-ups) |
|Thursday - May 24 || Regular Bell Schedule (Make-ups)|
Students taking a Keystone Exam must report on the test days at the normal time, by 7:37 AM. WSSD transportation will be running on its normal schedule. Students not being assessed may report for school at 10:07 AM on testing days if they can acquire personal transportation.
We have included a few links
from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that may assist you with any
questions you have regarding the Keystone Exams:
PDE Keystone Assessment Information
Keystone Exam Design Overview
Parents/Guardians may choose opt out of the Keystone Exam for religious reasons only. If choosing to exercise this option, parents/guardians should contact Ms. Jen Taylor at Red Land High School prior to their student's Keystone exam to schedule an appointment to preview the testing materials.