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Keystone Exams

Keystone Exam Information          

Keystone_Exam_LogoThe Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in three subjects: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards. Students will take the exam either in the winter or spring, based on course enrollment.

  • Students enrolled in Algebra I (9), Algebra 10, Algebra 10, or Algebra 11 will take the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam during this school year.
  • Students enrolled in Academic English 10 or Honors English 10 will take the Literature Keystone Exam during this school year.
  • Students enrolled in Academic Biology 9, Academic Biology 10, Biology 11, or VT Biology will take the Biology Keystone Exam during this school year.
  • Additionally, students who did not score proficient during a previous exam will also have the opportunity retake the exam until the end of their 11th grade year or they will be scheduled to complete a Senior Local Assessment in the early spring of their 12th grade year.
Testing  Window Dates
Winter January 6th- January 17th, 2020
Spring May 11th- May 22nd, 2020


Uniontown Area School District requires that all students score proficient on all three tests as part of their graduation requirement. 

Content Area Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
Algebra I 1200 – 1438 1439 – 1499 1500 – 1545 1546 – 1800
Biology 1200 – 1459 1460 – 1499 1500 – 1548 1549 – 1800
Literature 1200 – 1443 1444 – 1499 1500 – 1583 1584 – 1800


Keystone Testing Guidelines
Literature Exam | Biology Exam | Algebra Exam