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.

Alot 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.

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

But

NOT “pass” the Keystone Algebra 1 exam.

What happens then?

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.

It is important to remember that summer learning loss is real. Furthermore, students forgetting Algebra as they move on to learn Geometry is 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!


Option 1:

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


Option 2:

Grab 3 of your friends and for private, small group Keystone Algebra 1 test preparation! Split the fee!

- Must have 4 students enrolled for private, small group. *When you inquire, include the names of the 4 students in the inquiry.


Option 3:

Grab 7 of your friends for private, large group Keystone Algebra 1 test preparation! Split the fee!

- Must have 8 student enrolled for private, small group.  *When you inquire, include the names of the 8 students in the inquiry.


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 Keystone 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!



Engage with me on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter!