The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based assessment which provides students, parents, schools with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards. These standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade levels.
Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 is assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4 and 8 is assessed in science.
2016-2017 PSSA Exam Schedule
April 3-6: English Language Arts - 3rd-8th Grades
April 25-27: Math - 3rd-8th Grades
May 2-3: Science - 4th and 8th Grades only
For more information regarding the PSSA exams, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website.
You can also download helpful parent and preparation documents.