Beginning with the class of 2014, in order to be eligible for graduation, a student must demonstrate mastery on the Keystone Exams: Algebra 1, English Literature, and Biology. The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject area. This requirement will be considered a stand-alone graduation requirement and as such, will not be calculated into the final course grade. In order to be eligible for graduation, children with disabilities will be required to pass the Keystone Exams or alternate assessments, as determined by each child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. Should a student not demonstrate proficiency on a Keystone Exam, the student will be required to participate in a supplemental instruction program and retake the Exam up through and including the student’s junior year of high school. A student, in his/her senior year, who does not score proficient on a Keystone Exam, will be eligible to complete a project-based assessment. A project-based assessment can raise a student’s Keystone score to the proficient score, but not beyond it.