2019 PSSA and Keystone Information and Preparation
In order for our students to put forth their best effort on the PSSAs, we need to be sure that they are first and foremost well rested and that they have had a nutritious breakfast.
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) includes assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics which are taken by students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students in grades 4 and 8 are administered the Science PSSA. The English Language Arts and Mathematics PSSAs include items that are consistent with the Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Science PSSA include items that are aligned to the Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Science, Technology, Environment and Ecology.
Keystone Exams are end–of-course assessments in designated content areas. The Keystone Exams serve two purposes: (1) high school accountability assessments for federal and state purposes, and (2) high school graduation requirements for students beginning with the class of 2017. The Algebra I Keystone Exams include items written to the Assessment Anchors/Eligible Content aligned to the Pennsylvania Core Standards in Mathematics.
| 8th grade|
English Language Arts
Tuesday, April 9 - Thursday, April 11
|Wednesday, April 24 and Friday, April 26|
Tuesday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 1
Algebra Keystone Exam
Wednesday, May 22 - Thursday, May 23
PSSA ELA Reminders from Mrs. Kelly
Grade 6: Tips for Writing a Text Dependent Analysis
Grade 6: Planning a PSSA Narrative Response
Grade 7: Tips for Writing a Text Dependent Analysis
Grade 7: Planning a Narrative Response
Grade 8: Tips for Writing a Text Dependent Analysis
Grade 8: Planning a Narrative Response