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State Assessments

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) includes assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics which are taken by students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students in grades 4 and 8 are administered the Science PSSA.

Keystone Exams are end–of-course assessments in designated content areas(Algebra I, Biology and Literature).

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Assessment

Dates

Grade/Course

Keystones (winter wave)

December 4-13, 2017

Algebra I, Biology, Literature

English Language Arts (ELA)

April 9-12, 2018

Grades 3-8

Mathematics

April 16-18, 2018

Grades 3-8

Science

April 23, 24, 2018

Grades 4 and 8

Literature Keystone

May 14, 15, 2018

English 10

Algebra Keystone

May 16, 17, 2018

Algebra I

Biology Keystone  

May 18, 21, 2018   

 Biology I