2018-2019 State Assessments – PSSA Information
These windows are the dates in which testing is allowed to occur.  Each building will select specific dates within those windows for the assessments. See below for more information and resources for each assessment.

 PSSA English Language Arts  April 15-26, 2019 Grades 3-8
 PSSA Math  April 29- May 3, 2019 Grades 3-8
 PSSA Science  April 29- May 3, 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.