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About 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 5-14, 2016

Algebra I, Biology, Literature

English Language Arts (ELA)

April 3-6, 2017

Grades 3-8

Mathematics

April 24-26, 2017

Grades 3-8

Science

May 1, 2, 2017

Grades 4 and 8

Literature Keystone

May 15, 16, 2017

English 10

Algebra Keystone

May 17, 18, 2017

Algebra I

Biology Keystone  

May 19, 22, 2017   

 Biology I


 

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