Pennsylvania Department of Education

Project Based Assessments


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It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. It is a grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
- Albert Einstein

This Standards Aligned System (SAS) website has been created to support students in the completion of Keystone Project Based Assessments.

Keystone Project Based Assessments

For students completing a project based assessment as a pathway to proficiency to meet state graduation requirements, this website provides access to the projects. A project is a task that contains related activities based upon the Performance Level Descriptors and Eligible Content of the Keystone Exams. Along with the tasks and activities, the site offers study resources to support successful project completion.


As students work through the planned tasks, locally assigned tutors will check work for completeness and accuracy before students move to the next task. Tasks must be completed in the order they are arranged in the project. Once a task has been approved, the student can move to the next task.


At any time during project work, students may click on the Help tab and request assistance. The help message will be sent to the assigned tutor.