For over a decade,

JUST MATH president and CEO, Melanie A Sittler, MSEd, MBA

Served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania chapter of the __National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics__.

Melanie is very familiar with Common Core (CCSS)

and locally,

the **Keystone Algebra 1 exams**.

What is the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**?

Why is the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam** so important?

To be honest,

The **Keystone Algebra 1** **exam** has a bad reputation

Because many people say that it is political.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSR) was signed

By President Obama on December 10, 2015

Yes,

The **Keystone Algebra 1 exam** meets the federal accountability criteria

Of The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the high school level.

However,

If you get past the politics,

And are honest with yourself…

Doesn’t it make sense that a student who is currently taking **Algebra 1**,

Should be able to pass an **Algebra 1** final exam?

But if we get past that…

If I told you that a lot of the content that is on the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**,

Also appears on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT,

Would you care about the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam** a little more?

I hope so,

Because it does.

A lot of the content that is assessed on the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**,

Also appears on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT.

Get past the politics.

Focus on the content.

What Should I Study for **Keystone Algebra 1?**

The first step in preparing for the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam** is to obtain a copy of the **Keystone Algebra 1** standards, the **Keystone Algebra 1** Formula Sheet, and a Texas Instruments Graphing Calculator.

How Should I Study for **Keystone Algebra 1 ?**

While many scour the internet for Keystone Algebra 1 study guides, Keystone Algebra 1 worksheets, and Keystone Algebra 1 practice tests, it is far more effective and efficient to prepare for the Keystone Algebra 1 exam with a professional who is extremely knowledgeable of the exact testing limits of the exam.

Why?

The goal is to pass the **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam** as quickly as possible.

Why?

Typically,

Algebra 1 students take the **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam **in the Spring,

During the school year that he/she is taking Algebra 1.

However,

Unfortunately,

And for whatever reason....

It is not uncommon for a student to “pass” Algebra 1,

But

NOT “pass” the** Keystone Algebra 1 exam.**

What happens then?

What If I Didn't "Pass" the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam?**

Typically,

Students who “pass” Algebra 1,

But DON’T “pass” the** Keystone Algebra 1 exam,**

Move to the next math course at his/her school

But...

He/she retakes the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam **

During the next **Keystone Algebra 1 **testing window.

There are Winter, Spring and Summer testing windows.

__For Example__:

Students who took Algebra 1 during the 2023-2024 school year,

Took the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**** **

Sometime during the May 13-24, 2024 testing window.

Scores will be back early summer.

It's not a bad idea for parents to contact their son/daughter's school...

The first week after July 4th.

Why?

To see if their son/daughter "passed" the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**.

Why?

There is a July 29-August 2, 2024 testing window.

Why Do You Care?

You want to know __ if__ your son/daughter's school

Will make the summer retest available to your son/daughter.

What Happens If Your Son/Daughter Did NOT "pass"

The **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**

And

Your son/daughter's school is NOT

Making the July 29-August 2, 2024 testing window

Available to your son/daughter?

The next opportunity your son/daughter has...

To retake the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**

Is during one the following winter testing windows:

Winter Wave 1: December 4-18, 2024

Winter Wave 2: January 6-17, 2025

**Don't Forget:**

Summer learning loss is real.

Furthermore,

Students forgetting Algebra as they move on to learn Geometry is very real.

The sooner a student passes the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**,

The better.

And that is why I strongly suggest that families NOT scour the internet for random Keystone Algebra 1 study guides, Keystone Algebra 1 worksheets, and Keystone Algebra 1 practice tests.

Instead,

I strongly suggest that families prepare for the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam** more effectively and efficiently with a professional who is extremely knowledgeable of the exact testing limits of the **Keystone Algebra 1 exam**.

What **Keystone Algebra 1 Test Preparation Programs** Do You Offer?

**Prepare for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exams with Melanie!**

Private, 1-on-1, **Keystone Algebra 1 test preparation**

When Should My Child/Children Begin Preparing

for the **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam**?

Yesterday.

Go ahead,

Ask around…

It won’t take long for you to find someone,

Who knows someone,

Who “passed” **Algebra 1 **at school,

But did NOT

Pass the **Keyston****e Algebra 1 exam**.

*Which is another story for another day ;)

The **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam** is not something you want your child/children to cram for.

Remember,

It’s not political.

A lot of the content that is on the **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam**

Appears on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT.

Prepare for the **Keystone Algebra 1 Exam **with Melanie!

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