• 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 Samplers

    The 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. 
     
     
     

    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.

     https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra

    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 Guardians
    Download the free App Pennsylvania Learns from iTunes.  This is a resource created by area school districts to help students remediate for each of the Keystone Exams.  Check it out...http://www.pdesas.org/ - See more at: https://www.cbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=24289#sthash.jxDYN2xf.dpuf
    Download the free App Pennsylvania Learns from iTunes.  This is a resource created by area school districts to help students remediate for each of the Keystone Exams.  Check it out...http://www.pdesas.org/ - See more at: https://www.cbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=24289#sthash.jxDYN2xf.dpuf
    ·            Download the free App Pennsylvania Learns from iTunes.  This is a resource created by area school districts to help students remediate for each of the Keystone Exams.  Check it out...http://www.pdesas.org/ - See more at: https://www.cbsd.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=24289#sthash.jxDYN2xf.dpuf
     
    You will find 2 practice tests for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam listed below.