2018-2019 State Assessments – PSSA Information
See below for more information and resources for each assessment.

 PSSA English Language Arts  April 15-17, 2019 Grades 3-8
 PSSA Math ** PDE approved testing dates  April 23-24, 2019 Grades 3-8
 PSSA Science  April 29- April 30, 2019 Grades 4 and 8
 Winter Keystone Literature, Biology, and Algebra  January 7-18, 2019 High School (various)
 Spring Keystone Literature, Biology, and Algebra  May 13-24, 2019 High School (various)
PASA (PA Alternate System of Assessment) TBD  – (Reading and Math)

TBD –  (Science)

Grades 3-8 and 11 (Reading and Math)

Grades 4, 8 and 11 (Science)

PSSA English Language Arts
Students in grades 3 through 8 participate in the English Language Arts PSSA each spring.   The assessment is made up of three sectionsThe PDE Item & Scoring Sampler provides families with examples of the types of passages and questions found on the PSSA.  It also provides a good example of what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level across the state of Pennsylvania.

PSSA Math Info

Students in grades 3 through 8 participate in the PSSA Math Assessment each spring.  The PSSA Math Assessment consists of two sections.  Please see the PDE Item & Scoring Samplers for samples of PSSA Math test questions.  These item samplers are a great way to get an idea of what this assessement looks like and what students are expected to know and be able to do.

PSSA Science Info

Students in grades 4 and 8 participate in the state PSSA Science Assessment each spring.  The Science PSSA has two sectionsThe PDE Item & Scoring Samplers are a great resources for families who wish to see what these Science assessment questions might look like.