During the months of December and January, students at the Valley View High School will be participating in the new Keystone Exams in the areas of Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature. Beginning in 2012-2013 the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams will replace the 11th grade Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests in mathematics, reading, and science for purposes of satisfying No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements. Therefore, all students in grade 11 must participate in the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams.
Keystone Exams are meant to be an "end of course" exam. With that in mind, students in any grade who are enrolled in a Keystone related course (Algebra I, Biology, English 10) will participate in that Keystone Exam at the end of course. For example, students typically take Biology during the sophomore year of high school. The student will take Biology Keystone Exam at the end of the course whether in the fall or spring semester.
PLEASE GO TO THE "FOR PARENTS" TAB ABOVE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE KEYSTONE EXAMS.