2015 P.S.S.A. INFORMATION

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE     2015 PSSAshttp://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_assessment_system/20965/pennsylvania_system_of_school_assessment_(pssa)/1190526
PSSA 2015 Testing Information
PDE’s Website About 2015 PSSAs! 

PDE:  PSSA INFORMATION

PDE 2015 PSSA Website

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, and in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 and the 2015 PSSA marks the first time the assessment was fully-aligned to the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st century work force.
Assessment scores represent a snapshot in time of student performance, and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement. Standardized assessments, like the PSSA, help Pennsylvania meet federal and state requirements, as well as provide educators, stakeholders, and policymakers with important information about the commonwealth’s students and schools, and inform instructional practices.
DOCUMENTATION:
Transition Timeline for the PA-Core Aligned PSSA (PDF)
Five Key Points Educators Should Know (PDF)
Five Key Points Parents Should Know (PDF)
Five Key Points Students Should Know (PDF)
Five Key Points Policymakers Should Know (PDF)
PSSA Impact Charts (PDF)
PDE July 2015

PSSA 2015 Testing Information

PDE’s Website About 2015 PSSAs!


PDE:  PSSA INFORMATION

PDE 2015 PSSA Website


  1. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, and in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 and the 2015 PSSA marks the first time the assessment was fully-aligned to the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st century work force.

  2. Assessment scores represent a snapshot in time of student performance, and should not be considered the sole indicator of student achievement. Standardized assessments, like the PSSA, help Pennsylvania meet federal and state requirements, as well as provide educators, stakeholders, and policymakers with important information about the commonwealth’s students and schools, and inform instructional practices.

  3. DOCUMENTATION:

  4. BulletTransition Timeline for the PA-Core Aligned PSSA (PDF)

  5. BulletFive Key Points Educators Should Know (PDF)

  6. BulletFive Key Points Parents Should Know (PDF)

  7. BulletFive Key Points Students Should Know (PDF)

  8. BulletFive Key Points Policymakers Should Know (PDF)

  9. BulletPSSA Impact Charts (PDF)

PDE July 2015