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 sections. The 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 sections. The PDE Item & Scoring Samplers are a great resources for families who wish to see what these Science assessment questions might look like.