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.
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 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.