PSSA & Keystone Exams

Student achievement in Mathematics and English Language Arts is evaluated at grades 3-8 and science in grades 4 and 8 through the use of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) – a standardized test.

Additionally, students take Keystone Exams as end of course exams in biology, algebra I, and literature (in English 10).


2022 Testing Dates

Grades 3-5

Testing will be administered in our elementary schools as follows:

  • April 25-27 - ELA PSSAs (Grades 3-5)
  • May 2-3 - Math PSSAs (Grades 3-5)
  • May 4-5 - Science PSSAs (Grade 4 only)

Grades 6-8

Testing will be administered in our middle school as follows:

  • April 25-27 - ELA PSSAs (Grades 6-8)
  • May 3-4 - Math PSSAs (Grades 6-8)
  • May 10-11 - Science PSSAs (Grade 8 only)

PSSA Tips for Success

Students should:

  • Get a good night's sleep.
  • Eat breakfast. - Breakfast is available in each school daily as detailed here
  • Be present during testing and arrive at school on time on testing days.
  • Try their best! - Students should not get discouraged if they get stuck on a question. Instead, encourage them to make their best guess and move on. If they finish early, they can go back.
Keystone Exams

2022 Testing Window: May 16 through May 27

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