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Review Keystone Exam Info

KeystoneNovember 12, 2021
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
We just wanted to provide you with information and resources for the upcoming Keystone assessments.
Letters have been sent home to students who need to take, or retake, these end-of-course assessments to measure students' mastery of the standards associated with Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature. Again, students who need to take the exam have already been notified individually.
 
Keystone Exams are a requirement for graduation at Pine-Richland High School. Please note that the Keystones will be administered during the morning on the following dates:
 
●     Algebra: December 1 and December 2, 2021
●     Literature: December 6 and December 7, 2021
●     Biology: December 8 and December 9, 2021
The spring exams will be scheduled between May 16-27. Exact dates will be shared after winter scores and AP exam information are received.
 
All students who are retesting have access to USA Test Prep, an online intervention/remediation program. Students are encouraged to work through this program independently to prepare for the opportunity to retake the Keystone Exam. Login information is being shared with students who need to take the exam.
 
Student scores can be used to assist teachers in identifying students who may be in need of additional educational opportunities, and school scores provide information to schools and districts for curriculum and instruction improvement discussions and planning.
 
Please remember students should not bring any electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, etc.) other than an approved calculator, if applicable. We encourage parents and students to review the Exam Code of Conduct and Calculator Policy. Please view Keystone frequently asked questions.
 
Finally, remind your child to get plenty of rest and eat a well-balanced breakfast during this time. Thank you for your time and your willingness to review more information regarding upcoming assessments. Please tell your child to be on the lookout for their testing room number and schedule in their school email within the next week. If they have questions regarding the exam(s), they can email or see me.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Gina Mahouski
Pine-Richland High School Assistant Principal