PSSA-Starting April 3, 2017
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Basic facts about PSSA Exams
- The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based criterion-referenced assessment used to measure
- How well individual students are learning in English, Math, and Science
- How well the schools/programs are doing in teaching the students in above-mentioned subjects
- Why PSSA is important?
- PSSA-About the test
- PSSA Scoring System
- Scale score/performance descriptor
Performance descriptor: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced
Examples: 1200/Advanced in English, 950/Basic in Math, or 620/Below Basic in Science, etc.
- Local district percentile
Definition: The ranking of any given student among all participating students of the test in terms of percentage
Example: 75% percentile means that this student's score is higher than 75% of all participating students from the School District of Philadelphia
How to convert scale scores to percentiles? Click here
- How to access PSSA results?
- Fast track: Check Parent and Family Portal (PFP) around mid-June (highly recommended)-What is PFP?
- Slow track: Hard copies in the mail in September
- Accommodations-Certain accommodations are provided to Special Ed students and ELLs during the exams. For details, please read PSSA/Keystone Accommodations
Other PSSA Exams related documents
|Electronic Device Policy|
| Code of Conduct for Test Takers|
|Parent Confidentiality Agreement|
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