High School Placement Tests
High School Placement Tests — Math and Language Arts
At Keystone, we support each student's unique strengths and interests with an interactive and engaging high school curriculum that helps students master lesson objectives, address learning gaps and continue on their path to postgraduation success. Keystone high school curriculum allows students to learn through interactive, multimedia-rich curriculum at their own pace.
Our goal is to set students up for success by placing them in the correct level of each subject they study. By taking the time to have your child complete one or more of the high school placement tests, you can better determine which level math or language arts course will be the best fit.
Before taking the exam, please review the guidelines below. Then, follow the grading instructions below.
Preparing to Take High School Placement Tests
Students should set aside at least one hour to complete each high school placement test in an area with little to no distractions. If you cannot complete the exam in one sitting, plan on finishing it in no more than two sessions.
Take a short amount of time prior to beginning the exam to set up your work area, avoiding high traffic areas of your home. Be sure you have access to paper and pencils so you don't have to search for these items when needed.
Taking High School Placement Tests
Each test can be accessed at the links below. Grammar and Composition is Keystone's foundation Language Arts course. To help determine if Grammar and Composition is where you should begin your Language Arts course of study, you can choose to take our Language Arts Placement Exam.
Remember to attempt all questions, using the space provided and the back of the exam sheet to solve problems. Answer each question clearly and completely. Do not rely on outside resources or support from family or friends to complete the high school placement tests. If extra help is provided, the results will not accurately reflect the placement level and you may enroll in a course for which you're not ready.
Grading High School Placement Tests
A parent, guardian, teacher, tutor or other educational professional may grade the exam using the following keys:
Please keep in mind these requirements when grading the high school placement tests:
All answers should be marked as "Correct" or "Incorrect". One ("1") point should be awarded for each correct answer.
The essay question is worth 20 points. Use the essay table section of the answer key to determine the score.
At the bottom of each page, record the total points awarded for that page.
Using the Results Table, locate the exam by name. Next, locate the score that was achieved on the exam. Corresponding to this score, you will find a recommended action plan.
The results may indicate the need to complete another high school placement test. If so, choose the correct placement exam above and complete it as noted.
Once all appropriate exams have been completed, course selections can be made. Be sure to refer to the Results Table for additional suggestions for choosing courses. After choosing your courses, view the course catalog for course details.
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