The Connellsville Area School District’s Curriculum K-12 is based on the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Standards-Aligned System. The Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS) is a
research-based web resource in which six distinct elements are identified. If the six elements are implemented with fidelity, it is the expectation that improved student achievement will occur. The six elements of student achievement are clear standards, fair assessments, curriculum framework, instruction, materials & resources, and interventions. Click on to access the SAS website.

Keystone Exams


The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in various subjects. The following Keystone Exams are available: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. In future years, pending funding, additional Keystone Exams will be administered.

The Keystone Exams are one component ofPennsylvania’s system of high school graduation requirements. KeystoneExams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.For more information with regard to the Keystone Exams, click on the Keystone Exam Information forParents or Guardians link.  Also, for students who will be required to complete a Project-Based Assessment in order to fulfill state level graduation requirements (starting with the Class of 2017), please click on the link to learn more about Project-Based Assessments.

High School Graduation Requirements

The Commonwealth’s graduation requirements will help guarantee that a Pennsylvania diploma reflects the skills and knowledge graduating students need to be successful in college and theworkplace. These requirements will allow districts to ensure students aremeeting state standards. Please click on the Guide for Parents link to view the Parents' Guide to the Changes in the High School Graduation Requirements.
School Performance Profile

The School Performance Profile provides the public  with a comprehensive overview ofstudent academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school building, including traditional public schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools and career and technology centers.

Designed to serve three purposes, the School Performance Profile will be used for federal accountability for Title I schools under the state's approved federal No Child Left Behind waiver, the new teacher and principal evaluation system that was signed into law in 2012 and to provide the public with information on how public schools across Pennsylvania are academically performing.

Helpful Information About the School Performance Profile:

The School Performance Profile is scheduled to go live on October 4, 2013.

Understanding the School Performance Profile Video (Recorded on 9/17/13)

Media Kit Webinar for Local Education Agencies (LEAs)