Keystone Pathways to Graduation

PDE has established five different pathways by which students may meet the statewide graduation requirements. The Keystone Proficiency and Keystone Composite Pathways rely on student performance in three academic areas (Algebra I, Biology, and Literature), proven to be predictive of postsecondary success; whereas the Career & Technical Education (CTE) Concentrator, Alternative Assessment, and Evidence-Based Pathways were designed to more fully illustrate students’ college, career, and community readiness through other student artifacts and experiences.

Students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability. Chartiers Valley School District is expected to achieve 95 percent participation on its statewide exams.

Pathways to Graduation