What is a PSSA?
The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based, criterion-referenced 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. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 is assessed in reading and math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 5, 8 and 11 is assessed in writing. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4, 8 and 11 is assessed in science.
Individual student scores, provided only to their respective schools, 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.
PSSA Schedule and Preparation Information for 2015
Montessori Regional Charter School will be administering the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) to students in Grade 3 through Grade 6 on the following schedule:
English Language Arts
April 14 – 17
Tuesday through Friday 8:45 – 10:15 am
April 21 – 23
Tuesday – Thursday 8:45 – 10:15 am
4th grade Science
April 28 & 29
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:45 – 10:15 am
In order to prepare your child for the PSSA, we encourage you to consider the following:
The attached PDF (PSSA Information for Parents or Guardians) contains the following important information: The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Electronic Device Policy and Information for Parents or Guardians, Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any questions, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 833-7771