Required Testing for Graduation


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Required Testing for Graduation

 

Graduating Class

Keystone Exams Required Prior to Graduation

as per PDE document, 2012

Class of 2015

Three (3) Exams:

  • Algebra I

  • English Literature

  • Biology

Class of 2016

Three (3) Exams:

  • Algebra I

  • English Literature

  • Biology

Class of 2017

Three (3) Exams:

  • Algebra I

  • English Literature

  • Biology

Class of 2018 and after

Three (3) Exams:

  • Algebra I

  • English Literature

  • Biology


If a student scores below proficient, Basic or Below Basic, on a Keystone Exam, that student will be provided with Keystone remediation for the corresponding exam.  This fulfills the Pennsylvania required supplemental instruction requirement.  Students may not retake a Keystone exam without participating in the school's supplemental instruction.

Students of the class of 2022 who test a second time and score below proficient on a Keystone Exam must complete a Local Assessment for the content specific area in order to graduate. Students of the class of 2023 and beyond must follow the requirements of the Pennsylvania Act 158.  Students will be required to pass the Keystones, meet a required composite score on all Keystone exams, or meet alternative pathway requirements outline in Act 158.

Additional requirements for graduation from Kennard-Dale High School can be found here.