## How hard is the algebra Keystone Exam?

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The exams are extremely difficult and confusing for students of any level. It is suspected that 50 to 70 percent of the students who took the Biology Keystone Exam will not meet the state requirements and have to retake the Exam later.

**What is the passing score for Algebra 1 Keystone?**

4452

Earning a satisfactory composite score of 4452 on the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams. The student will earn proficient or advanced on at least one Keystone Exam and score at least basic on the other two Keystone Exams. No exam score can be below basic.

**Can you fail the Keystone Exam?**

If I fail the Keystone Exam, can I graduate? No. You will need to participate in a program of remediation and retake the Keystone Exam and can continue to do so up to your junior year in high school. After your junior year, if you have still not passed the Keystone Exam you will need to do a Keystone Project.

### How do I prepare for the Keystone Exam?

These tips can help for PSSA and Keystone exam prep….Here are some additional tips to help you ace your exams:

- Eat a good breakfast. Start on a good note the day of the test by eating breakfast.
- Relax, don’t stress. Try to calm any worries you have about the tests.
- When you’re filling out your answers, be careful.

**What percentage of people pass keystones?**

On the Algebra Keystone, 64 percent of all students scored Proficient or above and 44 percent of historically underperforming students did so. On the Biology Keystone, 59 percent of all state students were Proficient or above and 37 percent of historically underperforming students met the mark.

**Do you have to pass the keystones to graduate in PA 2021?**

Although students will no longer be required to achieve proficiency on the Keystone Exams to meet the statewide graduation requirement, students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability.

#### What is the highest score you can get on the Keystone Exam?

A composite score is the sum of the scale scores for the three Keystone Exams. A student must achieve at least a scale score of 1500 on any one exam in order to score proficient, with 4500 as the sum of three proficient scores.

**What should I study for algebra Keystone?**

They must still take the Keystone exams in Algebra, Biology, and Literature as part of federal accountability requirements….Page Navigation.

English Language Arts | Mathematics | Science |
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Literature | Algebra 1 | Biology |

**How many questions are on the algebra Keystone?**

Total questions on test: 23 multiple choice. 4 constructed response.

## Do you have to pass the keystones to graduate in PA 2022?

Class of 2022: Students must take each of the three Keystone Exams; Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature. (PA and PTSD graduation requirement) If a student scores below proficient on a Keystone Exam, they will need to take and pass the corresponding Project Based Assessment (PA and PTSD graduation requirement).

**Are keystones hard?**

The Keystone tests are based on Pennsylvania Core Standards, which are closely related to national Common Core standards that have been adopted by 42 states. All these standards are said to be more rigorous and difficult than most state standards were before their adoption.

**Where can I find information about the Algebra I Keystone Exams?**

For detailed information about how the Keystone Exams are being integrated into the Pennsylvania graduation requirements, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education or visit the PDE website at http://www .education .pa .gov . Alignment The Algebra I Keystone Exam consists of exam questions grouped into two modules

### What is the response score for Keystone Algebra 1?

Keystone Algebra I Item and Scoring Sampler痿粘eptember 2019 25 Algebra IM 1 ODUL E1 THIS PAGE IS INTENTIONALLY BLANK. Keystone Algebra I Item and Scoring Sampler痿粘eptember 2019 26 Algebra IM 1 ODUL E1 STUDENT RESPONSE Response Score: 4 points 13 . In a science experiment, a scientist records the wavelengths of six waves .

**How many points is part D of the Keystone Algebra I?**

> 6 Keystone Algebra I Item and Scoring Sampler痿粘eptember 2019 24 Algebra IM 1 ODUL E1 Part D (1 point): 1 point for correct answer

**What is the score for 78 in Keystone Algebra I?**

Keystone Algebra I Item and Scoring Sampler痿粘eptember 2019 78 Algebra IM 2 ODUL E2 STUDENT RESPONSE Response Score: 4 points 13 .