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Review PSSA & Keystone Testing Dates & Resources
In preparation of upcoming assessments, we wanted to provide you with some information on testing windows and resources.
PA System of School Assessments (PSSAs) - Grades 3-8
First up are the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs) Tests. As you may recall the PSSAs are standards-based assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. The assessments will be administered in the morning
during the following dates:
Keystone Exams - Grades 8-12
Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments are designed to measure students' mastery of the standards associated with Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature. Keystone Exams are a requirement for graduation at Pine-Richland School District. Please note that the Keystones will be administered during the morning on the following dates:
Student scores can be used to assist teachers in identifying students who may be in need of additional educational opportunities, and school scores provide information to schools and districts for curriculum and instruction improvement discussions and planning.
Please remember students should not bring any electronic devices (e.g., cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.) other than an approved calculator, if applicable. We encourage parents and students to review the Exam Code of Conduct and Calculator Policy. Please view Keystone & PSSA frequently asked questions and other resources.
Finally, remind your child to get plenty of rest and eat a well-balanced breakfast during this time. Thank you for your time and your willingness to review more information regarding upcoming assessments.