Keystone Exam Information

At this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Education requires that all students, beginning with the Class of 2017, pass the Keystone Exams or the state-developed graduation project in order to graduate.  In June 2015, the Senate unanimously passed a bill delaying the use of the exams as a graduation requirement until 2019.  School districts are anticipating the state House and Governor will process the bill in a similar manner in the upcoming weeks.  As we receive more information, we will communicate with families of all student impacted by this proposed change.  In the meantime, please be assured that we will support all students as they work to master the course material for the Keystone Exams and beyond. 

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 Grade 11 year.  The student’s best overall score, a combination of both Module 1 and Module 2, may be derived from multiple test administrations. 

A few links from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that may assist with any questions are as follows:

http://www.pdesas.org/module/assessment/pages/Keystone/

http://static.pdesas.org/Content/Documents/FINAL_Exam_Design_Overview_73012.pdf

http://static.pdesas.org/Content/Documents/Ch4%20Guidance%20FAQ%2010-9-14.pdf


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