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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cedar Cliff High School prior to their student's Keystone exam to schedule an appointment to preview the testing materials.