Standardized Testing


The Keystone Exam is a Pennsylvania standardized test administered to the public schools of Pennsylvania, United States. W.H.S administers the Keystone Exams twice a year; once for the Winter Keystones and once for the Spring Keystones. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are required to take and pass this state exam in order to graduate according to the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. If the student does not earn a score of "proficient" (1500) or higher, they will then be required to re-take the exam. 

Pennsylvania State Keystone Exam Information To Know:

-All Freshmen will take the Biology Keystones during the spring of their freshmen school year.

-All Sophomores will take the Literature Keystones during the spring of their sophomore school year.

-Algebra Keystones are administered to students during their 8th grade school year in the spring and will be offered again each Keystone session to re-take if needed.

During Winter Keystones, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will re-take any exam(s) needed from previous test sessions to work towards a proficient score.  


The PSAT is a practice SAT test that is available to all W.H.S Sophomores and/or Juniors. This is a $16 dollar test given every year by Mrs. Minnick. This practice SAT will provide the students with a more accurate idea of what the SAT will look like when it is time for them to take the actual SAT exam.

When it is time to sign up for the PSAT, it will be advertised in the school announcements and there will also be signs put up throughout the building. Mrs. Minnick may also send out a Remind message to make everyone aware. 


The SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is a standardized test to see what the student knows academically, overall. SAT's are required to be taken in order to be accepted into a specific College or University. 

-  It is best for the student to sign up with Mrs. Minnick, but can be done on any device with internet access through:
-  The Student will need two forms of Identification on the day of the test. One being their admission ticket they will print out after registering for the test on and the second form can be a school id, driver's license, or PA identification card. If the student does not have a second form of ID, the attached form below can be filled out and signed by Mrs. Minnick and will be accepted for the SAT exam.

SAT Student FORM.pdf


The ACT (American College Testing) is a standardized test focusing on what the student in the high school level should know by this point. It focuses on the knowledge they should know depending on their grade level and what specific classes they took so far. 
The ACT is not required at this time to enter into Colleges or Universities, although some schools may request the ACT to be taken to help determine the student's level of knowledge and if they are appropriate or not for that particular school's level of performance. 

It is best to sign up with Mrs. Minnick, but anyone can sign up on on any device with internet access. 
Fee Waivers are available.


The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is a multiple choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. The ASVAB in schools is the military's entrance exam that is given to fresh recruits to determine their aptitude for various military occupations and also to provide students with a route towards finding what career choice or area that would best fit them. Students do not need to enter into the military if they take the test, but can use it for career and aptitude purposes only! 


-The ASVAB is given to the Juniors every school year. It is a free aptitude test. Scores will be given and introduced by an Army Sergeant to assist students with a better understanding of what their scores mean. Students will also create a personal profile on the ASVAB website to help build career ideas, and routes the students may want to go as they prepare for College, or the workforce.