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.
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2016-2017 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 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.
General Scoring Guidelines
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.
Baldwin-Whitehall School District will administer the Pennsylvania Keystone Exams on the following schedule:
|Wave 1*||December 6-7, 2016||Algebra|
|December 13-14, 2016||Literature|
|Wave 2*||January 10-11, 2017||Biology|
|Wave 3**||May 15 & 17, 2017||Biology|
|May 18-19, 2017||Algebra|
|May 22-23, 2017||Literature|
* 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.