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Parent Update: WHHS Keystone Examinations

The Keystone Exams are required this year for all 11th-graders in algebra I, literature and biology in place of the PSSA tests that students had been taking for nearly a decade.  In addition, 9th-10th grade students will also be taking Keystone Exams as 'end-of-course' tests.

Here are the schedules and information for the May 2013 Keystone Exams at WHHS:

PARENT LETTER/PERMISSION TO LEAVE EARLY FORM

3 hour Delay Bus Schedule

May 13 and 14 - Literature: 
- 11th graders who were not proficient on the January Literature Keystone
- Students in English 10 or English 10 Advanced  who were not proficient on the January Literature Keystone

May 15 and 16 - Algebra:
- 10th & 11th graders who were not proficient on the January Algebra Keystone
- Students expected to pass Algebra I B  

May 20 and 21 - Biology
- 10th & 11th graders who were not proficient on the January Biology Keystone
- Students in Biology or Biology-Advanced  

**Please remember that all NON-TESTING STUDENTS ARE OPERATING ON A 3-HOUR DELAY**



 



Pennsylvania has recently finalized their changes to the PSSA test at the high school level for 2012-2013.  Keystone exams will now be given in place of PSSA 11th grade tests.  The new Keystone Exams are required this year for all 11th-graders in algebra I, literature and biology in place of the PSSA tests that students had been taking for nearly a decade.  In addition, 9-10 grade students will also be taking Keystone Exams as 'end-of-course' tests.

Pennsylvania Department of Education information on Keystone Exams for Parents:  CLICK HERE

Please check out the information on the WHHS Keystone Exam Website to help answer any questions you may have.





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