The Keystone Exams are end-of-course
assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I,
Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S.
History, World History, and Civics and Government. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Keystone Exams
in the following subjects were developed by the Department and made available
for use by school districts, AVTSs and charter schools, including cyber charter
Subject to funding appropriated by the General
Assembly for development of the exams and related project-based assessments and
validation of related local assessments, Keystone Exams in other subjects will
be developed by the Department and made available for use by school districts,
AVTSs and charter schools, including cyber charter schools.
The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania's new system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.
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