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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.


Winter Wave Keystone Exams

 Keystone Exam Schedule
The 2021-2022 Winter Keystones will be taking place first thing in the morning on the following dates:
  • Algebra I: January 10
  • Literature: January 11
  • Biology: January 12
  • Make up dates: January 13
If your child is scheduled to take an exam, you will see it in the “P10” 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 x8908 or [email protected].
 
Students not taking the exam will report to class as usual on the days of the exams.

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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Peters
Township
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121 Rolling Hills Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6250
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