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

Important Documents

Scoring Guide


CONTENT AREABELOW
BASIC
BASICPROFICIENTADVANCED
Biology1200-14591460-14991500-15481549-1800
Literature1200-14431444-14991500-15831584-1800
Algebra I1200-14381439-14991500-15451546-1800

After School Review Calendar

Keystone Tutoring – 2:30-3:00


ALGEBRA

(5-14 & 5-16) Module 1/Room 218
(5-18 & 5-21) Module 2/Room 218

BIOLOGY

MONDAY - Ms.Lyle (Room 341)

(4-9) Carbon Chem/Dehydratation Syn/Hydrolysis
(4-16) Chloroplast/Photosynthesis
(4-23) Homeostasis
(4-30) Mendelian Genetics/Punnet Square
(5-7) Evolution
(5-14) Keystone Test (Module A)

TUESDAY - Ms. Gentile (Room 330)

(4-3) Character of Life/Prokary vs Eukary Cells
(4-10) Carbohydrates/Lipids
(4-17) Mitochondria/Cell Resp.
(4-24) Cell Cycle/DNA Replication
(5-1) Chromosome Mutations
(5-8) Fact, Theory, Inference & Hypothesis

WEDNESDAY – Ms. Gaser (Room 340)

(4-4) Eukaryotic Cell
(4-11) Proteins/Nucleic Acids
(4-18) Passive Transport
(4-25) Mitosis
(5-2) Protein Synthesis/Protein Path
(5-9) Eco-Food, Predator/Prey & Symbiosis
(5-16) Keystone Test (Module B)

THURSDAY - Ms.Neal (Room 342)

(4-5) Water Chemistry
(4-12) Enzymes
(4-19)Active Transport/Endomembrane System
(4-26) Meiosis
(5-3) Gene Mutations
(5-10) Eco-Matter Cycles/Eco-Succession

LITERATURE

(5-8) Fiction (Module 1): Room 316/Mrs. Barno & Mrs. Schulte
(5-9) Fiction (Module 1): Room 328/Mr. Harrison & Mrs. Allemang
(5-10) Constructed Response: Room 308/Dr. Klien
(5-14) Nonfiction (Module 2): Room 314/Mr. Sinning & Mrs. Fagnilli
(5-16) Nonfiction (Module 2): Room 320/Mr. Sinning & Mr. Dolak

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 18 & 21, 2018

Literature
May 22 & 23, 2018

Algebra

* 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.

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 22nd & 23rd, 2018

Literature
(Winter Wave):
December 12th & 13th, 2017
(Spring Wave): May 18th & 21st, 2018

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