Algebra 1 Keystone Exam Information
About the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam in CBSD
The Algebra 1 Keystone Exam is Pennsylvania's end of course assessment for Algebra. The test consists of two (approx.) 1.5 hour assessments. The first assessment module tests knowledge of Operations and Linear Equations & Inequalities. The second assessment module tests knowledge of Linear Functions and Data Organizations. The assessment includes both multiple-choice and open-ended responses. You will find testing resources and information to help prepare for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam below.
Preparing for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam
Students enrolled in Algebra 1 or Algebra 1B are required to take the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam at the end of the course. Students who are currently taking one of these courses will be prepared for the assessment through their daily coursework in the class. The curriuclum students are studying daily is fully aligned to the elgible content on the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.
Students who are not proficient or advanced are able to retest until they pass or reach the end of their Junior year in high school. Students who need to retest have access to a variety of resources to help prepare for the test. These resources are listed below.
Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Item and Scoring SamplersThe item and scoring samplers listed below are provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. They are organized by module and include an answer key to check your work.Item and Scoring Sampler - Algebra 1 (Multiple versions - 6 different sample assessments with answers are provided)
If you are looking for more practice and would benfit from additional instruction, Khan Academy is an excellent way to brush up on individual skills or review entire concepts or units.
Note: The units on Sequences, Exponential Growth and Decay, and Quadratics Functions and Equations are not necessary to complete for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.Testing Information for Parents and GuardiansYou will find 2 practice tests for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam listed below.