State Assessments

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

Overview

2017-2018 KEYSTONE EXAM INFORMATION

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

Biology, Literature & Algebra

Baldwin High School Testing Days

Biology
(Winter Wave): January 9th & 10th, 2018
(Spring Wave): May 14th & 16th, 2018

Algebra
(Winter Wave):
December 5th & 6th, 2017
(Spring Wave): May 17th & 18th, 2018

Literature
(Winter Wave):
December 12th & 13th, 2017
(Spring Wave): May 21st & 22nd, 2018

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

Remediation Sessions For Winter Wave

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017, Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 = Algebra I (Room 218)
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, Friday, December 1st, 2017 = Literature (Room 308)
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, & Thursday, January 4th, 2018 = Biology (Room 343)


Important Documents

Scoring Guide


CONTENT AREABELOW
BASIC
BASICPROFICIENTADVANCED
Biology1200-14591460-14991500-15481549-1800
Literature1200-14431444-14991500-15831584-1800
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 5 & 6, 2017

Algebra
December 12 & 13, 2017

Literature
Wave 2*January 9 & 10, 2018

Biology
Wave 3**May 14 & 16, 2018

Biology
May 17 & 18, 2018

Algebra
May 21 & 22, 2018

Literature

* Students who were not proficient in 2016-2017.

**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

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 = Algebra I (Room 218)
Thursday, November 30, 2017, Friday, December 1, 2017 = Literature (Room 308)