Code of Conduct for PSSA and Keystone Exam Test Takers


Listen to, read and follow all directions given.

Ask questions if you do not understand the directions.

Read each question carefully, especially multiple-choice items that ask for the “best answer”. Also, be sure to read any open-ended items and writing prompts carefully before responding.

Be careful when marking your answers so that you do not skip spaces or fill in the wrong sections.

Make sure to completely fill in the bubble for the answer you select and erase completely any answers you change.

Keep your eyes on your own test.

Try to answer each test item.

Check that you have completed all the test items in the test section before closing your test booklet or submitting your final responses online.

Report any suspected cheating to your teacher or principal.



Bring notes with you to the test.

Bring any electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, E-readers, Nooks, computers, Kindles, ipods, tablets, camera ready devices that can photograph, any device that can access the internet or any device that can communicate with others, etc.) other than an approved calculator, if applicable, to the test.

Share a calculator with others.

Use the bubbles in the answer booklet to either eliminate possible incorrect answers or possible correct answers. Mark only the bubble for the one correct answer you have chosen.

Talk with others about questions on the test during or after the test.

Take notes about the test to share with others.

Leave an online test session until the session is complete or until instructed to do so.

Revised: 3/6/2017