Pathway 2 – Keystone Composite Score Pathway
Earning a satisfactory composite score of 4452 on the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams. The student will earn proficient or advanced on at least one Keystone Exam and score at least basic on the other two Keystone Exams. No exam score can be below basic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Keystones were not administered in May 2020. As such, per PDE, all students who were enrolled in a Keystone course during the 2019-2020 school year are deemed “proficient” on the corresponding Keystone exam if the student passed the high school course associated with the exam. For the West Shore School District, these students must have achieved a 70% or higher to be considered proficient on the Keystone Exam.
It is important to note, students deemed proficient under this special allowance will not receive a numeric score to be associated with the specific Keystone Exam for which they are deemed proficient. Therefore, if a student wants to attain the statewide graduation requirement by using the composite score pathway, the student would need to take the corresponding Keystone exam. Students deemed proficient by passing the Keystone course cannot be negatively impacted by opting in to take the Keystone Exam should they not score proficient on the corresponding exam.