The Keystones exams are required tests given annual in the subjects of Algebra, Literature, and Biology. These test are given at the end of each course to demonstrate what you learned that school year. The Keystones are strictly monitored and rules have been set forth by the state department of education.
The Electronic Guidelines state that “students cannot possess an electronic device while in the Keystones testing room. This includes but not limited to cell phones, smartphones, smartwatches, E-readers, Nooks, Kindles, iPods, tablets, camera-ready devices, and any other electronic device which can be used to duplicate test materials.” There is also a code of conduct that will be read to every student before testing. These rules include following all directions, answering every questions, keeping your eyes on your own test, completely filling in the bubble for the answer and erasing completely.
Following is the schedule for the high school exams:
- Algebra – Monday, May 13th & Tuesday, May 14th – 2nd period first & extended
- Literature – Wednesday, May 15th & Thursday, May 16th – 1st period extended
- Biology – Friday, May 17th & Monday, May 20th – 2nd period extended