Updated April 2023
The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires all school districts to administer the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in English language arts, mathematics, and science. The results obtained on these assessments will be used for planning for future programs, curriculum development, and staff development, as well as informing the public about student achievement. To view answers to frequently asked questions regarding the PSSAs, please click here
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Testing Overview
- Testing Dates: April 24-May 12, 2023
- Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in English language arts and math
- Students in grades 4 and 8 are also assessed in science
Chapter 4 of Pennsylvania School Code allows parents/guardians to excuse their child from the state assessment on the basis of religious beliefs. If you believe this is applicable, please review the State Assessment opt-out procedures on the District website
. After reviewing the information, if you have questions or concerns about your child’s participation in the PSSAs, please contact your child’s principal.
While we believe assessment scores represent one aspect of student performance and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement, we would like all students to do their best. Thank you in advance for your support and help in making sure your child is well rested and at school on the testing days.
Dr. Nick Butt
Director of Student Services