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2019-2020 Keystone cohort

Hello Students and Families,

I sent an email in September that stated, due to the closure of schools during the 2019-2020 school year, any student enrolled in a Keystone eligible course (Algebra 1, Biology, and 10th grade English) who missed their opportunity to take the Keystone exam would be offered the opportunity to take their missed assessment(s). 

Since then, Senate Bill 1216 has passed which changes the requirements and accountability associated with Keystone assessments.  SB 1216 states, during the 2019-20 school year and any school year in which federal testing and accountability requirements are waived, students that completed a Keystone exam-related course are not required to take the Keystone exam and shall be deemed proficient as long as the student has successfully completed the local grade-based requirements associated with the content area.  For this reason, we will not be offering the opportunity for students who were enrolled in a Keystone eligible course (Algebra 1, Biology, and 10th grade English) during the 2019-20 school year to take their missed assessment(s) during the spring of 2021. These students will be considered proficient since they passed the course.  If your student would like to make-up this exam at another time, please contact me.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Carla Sauer