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

After School Review Calendar

Keystone Tutoring – 2:30-3:00

 

ALGEBRA

(5-13 & 5-14) Module 1/Room 218
(5-15 & 5-16) Module 2/Room 218

BIOLOGY

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

WEEK ONE
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

WEEK TWO
Tuesday, (4-23) - Properties of Water
Wednesday, (4-24) Carbon Chemistry, Dehydration Synthesis & Hydrolysis
Thursday, (4-25) - Macromolecules

WEEK THREE
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

WEEK FOUR
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

LITERATURE

(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

ESL holds Keystone review on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday during our support periods.

Test Resources



Scoring Guide

 

CONTENT AREA BELOW
BASIC
BASIC PROFICIENT ADVANCED
Biology 1200-1459 1460-1499 1500-1548 1549-1800
Literature 1200-1443 1444-1499 1500-1583 1584-1800
Algebra I 1200-1438 1439-1499 1500-1545 1546-1800

Testing Window

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

Wave 1* December 4 & 5, 2018

 

Algebra
  December 11 & 12, 2018

 

Literature
Wave 2* January 8 & 9, 2019

 

Biology
Wave 3** May 13 & 14, 2019

 

Biology
  May 15 & 16, 2019

 

Literature
 

May 17 & 20, 2019
 

Algebra

 

* 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.

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 8th & 9th, 2019

(Spring Wave): May 13th & 14th, 2019

Algebra
(Winter Wave):
December 4th & 5th, 2018

(Spring Wave): May 17th & 20th, 2019

Literature
(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
.