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Review PSSA & Keystone Testing Dates & Resources

  Dear Parents/Guardians:
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: 

English Language Arts
Grades 3-8
April 23, 24 & 26, 2019*
Grades 3-8
April 29 & 30, 2019

PSSA Make-Up Window
Grades 4 & 8
Grades 3-8
May 1-2, 2019
May 3-17, 2019
*April 25th is Bring Your Child to Work Day.

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:
May 13 & 14, 2019
May 16 & 17, 2019
May 20 & 21, 2019
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 KeystonePSSA  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. 

Dr. Michael Pasquinelli
Asst. Supt. of Secondary Education & Curriculum
Dr. Kristen Silbaugh
Asst. Supt. of Elementary
Education & Curriculum
Mrs. Nancy Bowman
Pine-Richland High School 
Dr. David Kristofic
Pine-Richland Middle
School Principal
Mr. Steven Smith
Eden Hall Upper Elementary Principal
Ms. Greta Kuzilla
Hance Elementary
Dr. Gene Nicastro
Richland Elementary Principal
Mrs. Kelly Gustafson
Wexford Elementary