Pennsylvania Keystone Exam for Biology
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. Each module 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 the class of 2020 and below must pass Keystone Exams to qualify for a high school diploma.
Freshmen (and any student currently enrolled in Biology), students new to Conestoga who have not previously taken the Biology Keystone Exam, and those students who must retake the exam will be tested on Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23. Tests will be administered at Conestoga High School during the school day.
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.