Novemeber 14, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please be informed that Panther Valley High School will be conducting Keystone
Examinations in Algebra I, Biology and Literature during the period(s) of December 2,
2013 through December 13, 2013 and January 8, 2014 through January 22, 2014.
Keystone Exams will be given to all students scoring at less than proficient levels in the
aforementioned content areas during the winter and spring examination periods.
We will begin testing students in Algebra I during the December window and continue
testing in Biology and Literature in January. Only students that require retesting in a
specific core content area will need to take the winter Keystone Exams.
Each student that will be tested will be provided a schedule, testing center and proctor
information. Testing sessions are untimed, but most students are able to comfortably
complete their exams between three and four hours. Students are provided all necessary
materials for successfully completing their exams.
We ask that all students report to school well-rested, and on time. If you
should have any questions about your child’s participation in Keystone exams please
call us at Panther Valley High School and we will be happy to assist you.
Mr. Joseph A. Gunnels