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.
- Important Documents
- After School Review Calendar
- Test Resources
- Scoring Guide
- Testing Window
Keystone Tutoring – 2:30-3:00
(5-13 & 5-14) Module 1/Room 218
(5-15 & 5-16) Module 2/Room 218
Each day, there will be a half hour tutoring/review session for the topics on the Keystone Biology Exam. Depending on the day of the week, students will report to the teacher’s room who is tutoring that particular topic.
Mondays - Ms. Gentile Room 343
Tuesdays - Mrs. Neal 342
Wednesdays - Mrs. Dorman 341
Thursdays - Mrs. Gaser 340
Monday, (4-15) - Characteristics of life & Organization of life
Tuesday, (4-16) - Prokaryotic Cells vs. Eukaryotic Cells
Wednesday, (4-17) - Structure & Function of Eukaryotic Cells
Tuesday, (4-23) - Properties of Water
Wednesday, (4-24) Carbon Chemistry, Dehydration Synthesis & Hydrolysis
Thursday, (4-25) - Macromolecules
Monday, (4-29) - Enzymes
Tuesday, (4-30) - ATP, Photosynthesis, Cell Respiration
Wednesday, (5-1) - Cell Membrane & Endomembrane system
Thursday, (5-2) - Cell Transport: Passive & Active
Monday, (5-6) - Cell Cycle: Mitosis & Meiosis
Tuesday, (5-7) - Protein Synthesis
Wednesday, (5-8) - Medelian Genetics
Thursday, (5-9) - Gene & Chromosomal Mutations
Friday, (5-10) - Homeostasis
(5-6) Fiction (Module 1): Room 320/Mr. Sinning & Mr. Dolak
(5-7) Fiction (Module 1): Room 316/Mrs. Schulte & Mrs. Fagnilli & Mrs. Allemang
(5-8) Constructed Response: Room 308/Dr. Klien
(5-9) Nonfiction (Module 2): Room 314/Mrs. Barno & Mrs. Murrman
(5-13) Nonfiction (Module 2): Room 320/Dr. Harrold & Mr. Harrison
ESL holds Keystone review on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday during our support periods.
Baldwin-Whitehall School District will administer the Pennsylvania Keystone Exams on the following schedule:
|Wave 1*||December 4 & 5, 2018
|December 11 & 12, 2018
|Wave 2*||January 8 & 9, 2019
|Wave 3**||May 13 & 14, 2019
|May 15 & 16, 2019
May 17 & 20, 2019
* Students who were not proficient in 2017-2018.
**All students currently enrolled in Algebra I, Biology, 10th Grade English, and students who were not proficient in Wave 1 and 2.
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
(Winter Wave): January 8th & 9th, 2019
(Spring Wave): May 13th & 14th, 2019
(Winter Wave): December 4th & 5th, 2018
(Spring Wave): May 17th & 20th, 2019
(Winter Wave): December 11th & 12th, 2018
(Spring Wave): May 15th & 16th, 2019
These exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements & help school districts
guide students toward meeting state standards.