State Assessments

Beginning with the Class of 2019, a student must score proficient or above on the Keystone Exams: Algebra I, English Literature (Grade 10), and Biology in order to graduate. The Keystone Exams are end- of-course assessments and will be considered a stand-alone graduation requirement; therefore, they will not be calculated into the final grade.

Should a student not demonstrate proficiency on a Keystone Exam, the student will be required to participate in a supplemental instructional program mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. A student will retake the Keystone exam up through and including the student’s junior year of high school.

Keystone Resources



The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of:

Biology, Literature & Algebra

Baldwin High School Wave 3 Testing Days

Biology: May 15 & 17, 2017

Algebra: May 18-19, 2017

Literature: May 22-23, 2017

These exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements & help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.

Test Definitions

General Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Samples

Attention ALL NINTH, TENTH, and ELEVENTH grade students required to participate in the Spring Keystone Exams:

The Spring Keystone Testing Schedule and Student Room Assignments for BIOLOGY are posted outside of the Main Office, Guidance Office, Library and Cafeteria. Please review the TEST SCHEDULE as a reminder of the Keystone Spring Testing Dates and your ROOM ASSIGNMENT for the KEYSTONE BIOLOGY EXAM scheduled for Monday, May 15, 2017 and Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

ALL students currently in a BIOLOGY class or who have not received a level of proficiency are REQUIRED to test. Testing will begin at 7:45 AM for the KEYSTONE BIOLOGY EXAM. If you have any Keystone questions please see you school counselor.


Important Documents

Scoring Guide

Algebra I1200-14381439-14991500-15451546-1800

Test Resources

Testing Window

Baldwin-Whitehall School District will administer the Pennsylvania Keystone Exams on the following schedule:

Wave 1*December 6-7, 2016

December 13-14, 2016

Wave 2*January 10-11, 2017

Wave 3**May 15 & 17, 2017

May 18-19, 2017

May 22-23, 2017


* Students who were not proficient in 2015-2016.

**All students currently enrolled in Algebra I, Biology, 10th Grade English, and students who were not proficient in Wave 1 and 2.

After School Review Calendar