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State Assessments

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based assessment that provides students, parents, educators, and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of academic standards' proficiency. The English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology state standards identify what a student should know and do at varying grade levels. Every student in grades 3 through 8 is assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Every 4th and 8th-grade student is assessed in science. Additional information pertaining to the PSSA may be obtained by using the following link:

Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology. All students must participate in the exam by the end of 11th grade. Beginning with the Class of 2023, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency on the Keystone Exams or meet one of the alternative pathways as a requirement for graduation. Additional information pertaining to the Keystone Exams may be obtained by using the following link:  

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