Biology Keystones

Below you will find a link that will allow you to access a sample Biology Keystone Exam with assessment anchor descriptors and eligible content. Additionally, scoring rubrics and general information can also be found be clicking on the PDE provided documents. This year, the winter wave of testing for the Biology Keystone Exam will be held on December 2nd and December 3rd, 2015. The Spring wave of testing has not been released at this time.

Pennsylvania Keystone Exams

All students enrolled in a Biology I, Standards Biology or Project Based Assessment Course for the 2015-2016 school year can also log on to www.USATESTPREP.com using their specific account. Students can access this site 24/7 on any electronic device and can practice key skills and content that will be found on the Keystone Exam.

For students to log in, they must do the following:

• Account code = carlisle68 (this is case sensitive).
• Their username is their district log-in followed by @casd (ex: John Smith would be smithj@casd)
• The password is their student ID number, unless they chose to reset their password.

USA Test Prep
*Please note - there is an app available to help study for the Biology Keystone Exam! The cost is $0.99. This is NOT mandatory for students to buy, but it does a wonderful job at reviewing learned concepts. This app allows your student to take various modules of the exam and gives them a final score based on their results (below basic, basic, proficient, or advanced). The icon for the app is seen below.

Keystone Practice



Related Files

Scoring Guideline (PDF - 116 KB)

Score Scale Ranges (PDF - 124 KB)

Eligible Content and Samplers (PDF - 1.98 MB)

Keystone Exam Sample - 2014 edition (PDF - 6.02 MB)

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Related Links

• BIOLOGY KEYSTONE SAMPLE EXAM
BIOLOGY KEYSTONE EXAM WITH SAMPLE QUESTIONS AND GLOSSARY

• SAMPLE BIOLOGY KEYSTONE WITH ANSWERS
BIOLOGY KEYSTONE SAMPLE TEST WITH ANSWERS

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