Keystone Exam Information
The Keystone Exams are Pennsylvania state-mandated end-of-course exams currently given at the end of algebra (Algebra I or Applied Algebra Part 2), biology (Biology II or Biology I Accelerated), and 11th grade literature (English 11). Students in 11th grade who have not yet taken all three exams are required to do so for Federal accountability.
Additionally, beginning with the class of 2023, passing all three Keystone Exams is one of the pathways to meet the State graduation requirements.
Keystone Exam Window for 2021-22
Spring Exam Schedule May 2022
Literature: Wednesday, May 18 – Module 1
Literature: Thursday, May 19, 2022 – Module 2
Algebra: Monday, May 23, 2022 – Module 1
Algebra: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – Module 2
Biology: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – Module 1
Biology: Thursday, May 26, 2022 – Module 2
Make-up: Friday, May 27, 2022
The documents below are for your reference; they have been provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
–Parents and guardians may review the Keystone Exams if they believe they may be in conflict with their religious beliefs by making arrangements with the School Test Coordinator once the exams arrive at the school. Confidentiality agreements must be signed, and no copies of the Keystone Exams or notes about exam questions will be permitted to leave the school. If, after reviewing the Keystone Exams, parents or guardians do not want their child to participate in one or all of the exams due to a conflict with their religious beliefs, they may write a letter specifying their objection to the school district superintendent prior to the beginning of the exam(s) to request their child be excused from the exam(s).
Students who are home schooled may take the Keystone Exams when offered at GMHS. Please contact the high school office for information.
If you have any questions about the Keystone Exams, visit www.pdesas.org or contact the high school office to speak with a principal or guidance counselor.