Peters
Township
School District
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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Keystone Exam Information
Keystone Exam InformationThe Keystone Exams are the end-of-course assessments from the Pennsylvania Department of Education designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology. Proficiency on all three exams is a graduation requirement for the Peters Township School District.
 
Keystone Exam Schedule
The 2018 Winter Keystones will be taking place first thing in the morning on the following dates:
  • Literature: January 16
  • Algebra I: January 17
  • Biology: January 18
  • Make up dates: January 19 & 23
If your child is scheduled to take an exam, you will see it in the “10th period” slot on their schedule in PowerSchool. If you have questions as to whether or not your student should be taking the exam, please contact your child’s high school counselor or Heather Prinsen in the counseling office: (724) 941-6250 x5220 or Prinsenh@pt-sd.org.
 
Students not taking the exam will report to classes as usual on the days of the exams.
 
2018 Spring Testing Dates:
  • Algebra I: May 17 & 18
  • Biology: May 21 & 22
  • Literature: May 23 & 24 
  • Make up dates: May 25 & 26

Students currently enrolled in Algebra I Foundations & Academic, Biology Academic & Honors, and English 10 Academic & Honors will take the corresponding Keystone Exam this spring. Additionally, students who did not score proficient during a previous exam may also be taking this wave in addition to students currently enrolled in a corresponding Keystone remediation course. 

 

Religious Opt Out  

Should a parent decide to opt their child of a Keystone exam due to religious objections, they would first need submit a written request to the superintendent to review the exams in writing.A time for the parent to review the Keystone Exam in question will be scheduled with the building level administration. Following the review of the exam(s), they would then submit a formal written request to the superintendent for their child to be opted out of the specific Keystone exam due to religious objections.Their child would then be scheduled into the corresponding remediation class to fulfill the PTSD local graduation requirement.   


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Peters
Township
School District
PT High School
264 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
Fax: 724.942.0915
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