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PSSA Testing Information



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.


For additional information about the Keystone Exams, visit Pennsylvania Department of Education


PSSA Testing for 2018-19* 

              Assessment                                 Dates                                     Grade(s)     

            English Language Arts                 April 16, 17, 18, 2019               Grades 3-8 

            Mathematics                                 April 29, 30, May 1, 2019         Grades 3-8

            Science                                         May 2, 3, 2019                         Grades 4,8

            Make-Up                                       April 29 - May 3