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 II), 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 2020-21
Spring Exam Schedule 2021
Cyber Students: May 17 and/or May 24, 2021
Literature: May 20 and 21, 2021
Algebra: May 25 and 26, 2021
Biology: May 27 and 28, 2021
Winter Exam Schedule for in-person students:
Literature Exam — January 7 and 8, 2021
Algebra Exam — January 12 and 13, 2021
Biology Exam — January 14 and 15, 2021
Online students: RESCHEDULED for February 1, 2021
Information for Students and Parents
–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.