Information for Parents/Guardians on
the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments

&
Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

BooksPSSAs will be administered from March through April. Please check  your individual building e-newsletters for specific dates.

There is no special preparation
to be done. However, please ensure your child is at school, rested and ready for testing.

It is especially important that your child eats a good breakfast and arrives to school on time.


Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

PSSA Handbook

Getting Ready for PSSAs Webinar 
PSSA Results
(District, State & Schools)
 
 
Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System
public reporting site.  To view the achievement results of Pine-Richland School District and other Pennsylvania's public districts/schools, visit
 
What is PVAAS? PVAAS is data that offers an objective and more precise way to measure student progress and the value schools and districts add to students' educational experiences. Pennsylvania is one of only four states providing this information statewide to all school districts. PVAAS is one of the tools in the cadre of tools provided to districts from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Districts and schools are using PVAAS (progress data), in conjunction with achievement data, to make sure all students are on the trajectory to proficiency. Utilizing all the data available (progress and achievement), educators are able to make data-informed instructional decisions to ensure the academic growth and achievement of all students. 
 
Achievement results (PSSA) and growth results (PVAAS) must be used together to get a complete picture of student learning.

Click here
for a guide to PVAAS Public Reporting.

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