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Keystone Test Information

Spring 2024 Keystones

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content. Beginning with the Class of 2023, successful completion of the Keystone Exams is a graduation requirement.  Act 158 of 2018 shifted some of our reliance on the high stakes testing as a graduation requirement to provide alternatives for high school students to demonstrate readiness for post-secondary success. In the past, most of the focus was placed on the Keystone exams. The Keystone exams are one way in which students can graduate by showing proficiency; however, Act 158 provides additional pathways to help students meet graduation requirements. The Pathways to Graduation flowchart and graphic as well as an informational video explaining each pathway can be found at https://phs.parklandsd.org/parents/pathways-to-graduation.

Spring Keystones

  • May 13-14 - Literature Keystone
  • May 15-16 - Algebra Keystone
  • May 20-21 - Biology Keystone

We will follow a 3 hour delay schedule on Keystone testing days. For your reference, the schedule is available at https://tinyurl.com/parkland3hrdelay.

Spring Keystone Remediation Bootcamp

After-School Bootcamps for Spring Biology and Algebra Keystones start this in March.

Parkland High School students are eligible to participate in Boot Camps if they are:

  • Students in grades 9-11 who have already taken the Keystone Exam and have not yet achieved proficiency.
    (Must also sign up at link below)
  • Students who are new to Parkland and have no record of taking the Keystone exam or similar state test.
    (Must also sign up at link below)
  • Students currently taking Biology or Algebra

Bootcamp Documents 

Who should sign up for Spring Keystones?

Please review the Pathways to Graduation at https://phs.parklandsd.org/parents/pathways-to-graduation . If you are a student in grades 9-11 who has already taken the Keystone Exam and have not yet achieved proficiency or student who is new to Parkland and have no record of taking the Keystone exam or similar state test and intend to graduate on the Keystone Proficiency or Keystone Composite Pathways then you must sign at the link below

NOTE: Students currently in Biology, Algebra 1 and 10th grade English DO NOT need to sign up. You are automatically registered for the Keystone Exams.

Keystone Exam Spring 2024 Registration Form