Deer Lakes

School District

Keystone Exams




The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This measure reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.

The Keystone exams meet the federal accountability criteria of ESSA for the high school level. Students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability. Failure to do so will affect a Local Education Agency (LEA) and school's participation rate.

The Keystone exams were created to replace the Grade 11 PSSA and serve as one component of Pennsylvania's statewide high school graduation requirement. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards. The exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology.

SPRING KEYSTONE EXAMS


 Tues.,  5/14/24        Biology

Weds., 5/15/24       Biology

Thurs., 5/16/24      Literature

Fri.,     5/17/24       Literature

Mon.,  5/20/24        Algebra

Tues.,  5/21/24        Algebra


Keystone Exam Scale Score Ranges
Content Area
Below Basic
Basic
Proficient
Advanced
Algebra I
1200-1438
1439-1499
1500-1545
1546-1800
Biology
1200-1459
1460-1499
1500-1548
1549-1800
Literature
1200-1443
1444-1499
1500-1583
1584-1800