Keystone Exams and Classroom Diagnostic Tools Pennsylvania Department of Education. Keystone Exams Overview.
Classroom Diagnostic Tools
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, and Civics and Government.
Keystone Assessment Anchors at www.pdesas.org
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Under the new regulation and beginning with the class of 2015, students can meet graduation requirements through any of the following options determined by the district:
Students in classes of 2015 and 2016 must demonstrate proficiency in:
Students must demonstrate proficiency in six of ten content areas:
Pass Rigorous National Assessments
Projects will be:
Students will qualify for projects if he/she:
The Classroom Diagnostic Tools provide a diagnosis of students’ strengths and weaknesses to guide instruction and/or remediation.
October 18, 2010
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Administrative Key Dates
PIMS data was uploaded to DRC’s test setup system (eDIRECT)
Teacher-level data (not required for field test events)
School/district personnel will use eDIRECT to set up and manage all online testing
For fall 2010, district personnel will be able to upload student and teacher data directly to eDIRECT
Any student data updated or uploaded in eDIRECT must also be updated or uploaded in PIMS
PIMS data and data uploaded into eDIRECT will be used to generate student Precode Labels (paper-pencil Keystone Exams)