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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 two consecutive school days.  The test consists of multiple choice questions and open ended responses that are designed to assess student comprehension of Biology. The Keystone exam replaces the PSSA science exam and will count towards school annual yearly progress (AYP). 

 
WHEN:   
The Biology exam will be administered to all current juniors, and any sophomore and freshmen students enrolled in a biology course.
  • Current junior students and semester 1 sophomore and freshmen students enrolled in a biology course will take the exam this January during the testing window . 

  • Current semester 2 sophomore and freshmen students enrolled in a biology course will take the exam this May during the testing window.

 
WHERE:   

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

 

 

RESOURCES: 
A number of resources are available to aid students in test preparation during their biology course.  The Keystone Biology Review Moodle will provide students and parents with access to online resources including review materials, practice test questions, and Study Island access.