Keystone Exam Information

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content.  Students will be offered multiple opportunities to take the Keystones throughout their high school career.

These assessments will be administered to all students enrolled in:

  • Algebra Keystone Exam: Algebra I, Concepts of Algebra B
  • Literature Keystone Exam: World Literature
  • Biology Keystone Exam: Biology, AP Biology

Students who have not completed a Keystone Exam and are not enrolled in one of the above courses by/in their 11th grade year will be required to test.

2019-2020 High School Keystone Exams

Winter Testing Window (2019)

Dates TBD

Spring Testing Window (2020)

May 11-12: Algebra I
Students currently enrolled in Algebra I, Concepts of Algebra B, Algebra II (retake) and/or 11th grade students who have yet to complete the assessment.

May 13-14: Biology (9th Grade)
9th grade students currently enrolled in Biology.

May 13-14: Literature
Students currently enrolled in World Literature and/or any 11th grade student who has not completed the assessment to date.

May 18-19: Biology (All other grades)
Any 10th grader currently enrolled in Biology and/or any 11th grade students who has not completed the assessment to date.

For more information regarding the Keystone Exams please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.

Helpful parent and preparation documents are also available on our website.