State Testing That Impacts Graduation

  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires all students to take Keystone Exams in Algebra, Biology, and Literature. Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the Keystone Exams may be scheduled into semester-long 0.5 credit lab courses to recover content, master skills, and retake the corresponding exam(s). Passing the Keystone content exams with a Proficient or Advanced is the recommended pathway for Graduation based on Act 158 requirements that started with the 2022-23 school year. Alternate pathways are available. See Act 158 requirements in this section for additional information.

    The annual state assessment for all students in grades 3 - 12 will be administered on predetermined dates.  It is imperative that all students attend during these dates.  Students at Sun Valley must be in attendance for mid-year, keystone, and final exams.  Please avoid scheduling trips or vacation one week before or during these periods.

    Keystone Exams are the weeks of May 13 and May 20.  See the SVHS calendar for more details regarding exact exam dates.