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Standardized Testing


What are they?
The Keystones Exams are end-of-course exams designed to evaluate a student’s academic proficiency in three subjects: Biology, Literature, and Algebra 1.

Who takes the Keystones?
All students are required to take the Keystone exams. Beginning with the Class of 2017, all students will be required to score Proficient or better in all three exams in order to graduate.  Students will be given several opportunities to take the exams.

When are the Keystones administered?
The Keystones are administered in December and in May.

For information about the Keystones, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s website
PSAT (Preliminary SAT)

The PSAT is a standardized test to prepare students for the SAT. It is offered in October to all 11th grade students.  Click the links or download the PDF files below to find out more information.  

     • Preparing for the PSAT
     • Benefits of the PSAT
     • Understanding your results


The SAT is a standardized test used to measure skills in critical reading, mathematics, and writing, and it is used for college admission purposes.

For more information on the SAT and practice problems visit the