The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content. Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra I, Biology, and Literature Exams to graduate. In addition, the Keystone Exams are used to meet federal and state accountability requirements. For these reasons, students who earn a Total Test score of Below Basic or Basic on a Keystone Exam will be required to retake that exam. Students will be offered multiple opportunities to take the Keystones throughout their high school careers.
Below are several helpful links related to the Keystone Exams. For additional information about the Keystone Exams, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Standards Aligned System website at www.pdesas.org (select“Assessments” and then “Keystone Exams”) or contact the guidance department at your child’s school.Keystone Exams Testing Windows - Click here for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 Keystone Exams testing windows.Code of Conduct for Test Takers - Click here to read PDE's Code of Conduct for Test Takers.Information for Parents or Guardians - Click here to read a letter to parents/guardians from PDE and other information.April 2016 Letter for Parents and Guardians - Click here to read a letter to parents/guardians from the Bloomsburg Area School District Director of Elementary and Secondary Education.