Information Regarding Keystone Testing

    Winter Testing Information:
    Literature Keystone: December 5-8 
    Algebra Keystone: January 12-18
    Biology Keystone: January 12-18

    Testing Information for Students

    Winter Bell Schedule

    Testing Supports at CB West:
    2016 Testing Resources for Algebra, Biology, and Literature

    Testing Resources and Information:
    Item and Scoring Sampler - Algebra 1 
    Item and Scoring Sampler - Biology
    Item and Scoring Sampler - Literature

     Testing Resources from the Central Bucks School District:
    CBSD Algebra Keystone Resources
    CBSD Biology Keystone Resources
    CBSD Literature Keystone Resources

    Testing Information for Parents and Guardians: 
    Pennsylvania Department of Education FAQ--PA Keystone Exams-Information for Parents & Guardians

    Information from CBSD Student Services

    Testing Requirements:

    Note that the Pennsylvania Department of Education graduation requirements related to Keystone Exams will require students in the class of 2019 to have reached proficiency on each of the three Keystone Exams.  Students in the classes of 2017 and 2018 are required to take the assessment while enrolled in the appropriate course and are encouraged to retake the test if proficiency is not reached on the first attempt.

    Khan Academy Links for Algebra 1:

    Module 1

    1.1 Operations
    (Please note.  Module 1.1 Operations contains the greatest number of topics to master but is not weighted more heavily than the other assessment areas.  For this reason, it makes sense to focus on 1.1 AFTER remediating the other five assessment anchors first.)
    Combining Like Terms
    Exponent Rules
    Exponent Rules Continued 
    Simplifying Expressions with Exponents
    Multiplying Polynomials
    Factoring Difference of Squares
    Simplifying Radicals

    1.2 Linear Equations and Systems
    Writing Expressions

    Systems of Equations with Elimination Part:1
    Systems of Equations with Elimination
    Systems of Equations with Substitution
    Systems of Equations Word Problems

    1.3 Linear Inequalities and Systems of Inequalities
    Linear Inequalities
    Graphs of Inequalities
    Graphing Systems of Inequalities

    Module 2

    2.1 Functions and Patterns
    Domain and Range
    Finding Equations of Lines from Tables

    2.2 Coordinate Geometry
    Slope of a Line
    Line Graph Intuition
    Graphing Linear Equations
    Slope Intercept Form 
    Converting between Slope Intercept and Standard Form
    Point Slope Form

    2.3 Probability and Data Analysis
    Mean, Median_and_Mode