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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).

Testing Windows:

Assessment

Dates

Grade/Course

Extended Summer

September 28-October 2, 2020

Algebra I, Biology, Literature

Keystones (winter wave)

December 1-15, 2020

Algebra I, Biology, Literature

English Language Arts (ELA)

April 19-21, 2021

Grades 3-8

Mathematics

April 26, 27, 2021

Grades 3-8

Science

May 3, 4, 2021

Grades 4 and 8

Literature Keystone

May 17, 18, 2021

English 10

Algebra Keystone

May 19, 20, 2021

Algebra I

Biology Keystone  

May 21, 24, 2021   

 Biology I