Pennsylvania Keystone Exam for Biology
 
 

WHAT:
 

Keystone exams are Pennsylvania’s end of course assessments in specific content areas. The Keystone Biology Exam consists of two test modules that take 1 to 1.5 hours each. Both modules will be administered during one school day. The test contains multiple choice questions and open ended responses that are designed to assess student comprehension of Biology. All students must take the Biology Keystone Exam to satisfy Federal testing requirements. Pennsylvania students in grades 9 and below must pass Keystone Exams to qualify for a high school diploma.

 

WHEN:

 

  • Students new to Conestoga H.S. who have not previously taken the Biology Keystone Exam or those students who must retake the Biology Exam will test during Tuesday, January 13th  and Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.
  • Freshmen (and any student currently enrolled in Biology) will take the exam during the testing window May 13th through 27th, 2015 near the completion of their Biology course.

 

WHERE:
 

Tests will be administered at Conestoga High School during the school day.

 

RESOURCES:
 

A number of resources are available to aid students in test preparation. The Keystone Biology Resource Page will provide students and parents with access to online resources including podcasts, animations, review materials, practice test questions, flashcards, phone applications and online textbook materials.