Keystone Exams

  • The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate students' proficiency in key subjects, including Algebra I, Biology, and Literature.   These exams play a significant role in determining a student's readiness for graduation and academic success.

    Subjects Assessed

    The Keystone Exams assess the following subjects:

    • Algebra I: This exam evaluates students' understanding of fundamental algebraic concepts and problem-solving skills.
    • Biology: The biology exam assesses knowledge and application of biological concepts, including ecology, genetics, and cellular processes.
    • Literature: This assessment focuses on students' reading and analytical skills, including comprehension, literary analysis, and interpretation.


    The Keystone Exams serve several important purposes, including:

    • Graduation Requirement: Successful completion of Keystone Exams in designated subjects is a graduation requirement in Pennsylvania.
    • Assessing College and Career Readiness: The exams help determine a student's preparedness for post-secondary education and the workforce.
    • Evaluating School Performance: Keystone Exam results are used to assess the performance of schools and inform improvement efforts.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to common questions in this FAQ. (FAQ en espanol)