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121 Rolling Hills Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
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Keystone Exam Information

Keystone Exam Information

Keystone Exam Information
The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments from the Pennsylvania Department of Education designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, & Biology.


2022 Spring Keystone Exam Test Dates

2022 Spring Testing Dates:
  • Literature: May 16 & 17
  • Algebra I: May 18 & 19
  • Biology: May 23 & 24
  • Make up dates: May 25

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. 

Please note that for May 17, 19, & 24 only  all students, regardless of their participation in a keystone exam, will follow an altered bell schedule.

Religious Opt Out

Chapter 4 of Title 22 of the Pa. Code (22 Pa. Code 4.4) provides for the right of any parent/guardian to excuse his/her child from the state assessment if, upon inspection of the testing materials, he/she finds the assessment to be in conflict with his/her religious beliefs. This is the only basis under Chapter 4 rules for a parent/guardian to excuse his or her child from the statewide assessments.

Procedures for opt-out:
  1. Once tests have been received by the District, assessments are available for review by parents/guardians. The assessment must be reviewed on district property and district personnel must be present at all times.  A parent interested in opting their child out of the assessment must schedule an appointment to review the testing materials with a building administrator.  Prior to reviewing materials a confidentiality agreement must be signed to ensure test security.
  2. If after reviewing the test parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious beliefs and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request to the Superintendent that states they do not want their child tested because the test conflicts with their religious beliefs.
Students that opt out due to a religious exemption must instead meet the state's graduation requirements by fulfilling one of the other pathways.    
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Phone: 724.941.6250
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