The Pennsylvania Keystone exams are end of course exams designed to test proficiency in course content. Passing scores on the Algebra I, English Literature, and Biology exams will be required for graduation beginning with the Class of 2017. Students will have multiple opportunities during their academic career at Plum Borough School District to pass each of the required exams.
"Beginning in 2012-2013 the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams will replace the 11th grade Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests in mathematics, reading, and science for purposes of satisfying No Child Left Behind (NCLB) / Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements. Therefore, all students in grade 11 must participate in the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams. Additionally, students in any grade who are enrolled in a Keystone related course should participate."
To learn more about the Pennsylvania Keystone exam, please download the attached document