• The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment will be held for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
    The PSSA ELA will be held April 22-26, 2024
    The PSSA Math will be held April 29-May 3, 2024. 
     
    The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment in Science will be held for 8th grade students. 
    The PSSA Science will be held April 29-May 3, 2024.
     
    The Keystone Exam in Algebra will also be given to the 8th grade students that have completed the Algebra 1 course. The Keystone Exam dates are as follows:
    Algebra 1 - May 13-24, 2024. 
     
    • Keystone Exams are a graduation requirement for Pennsylvania students beginning with the class of 2023; Act 158 of 2018 provides the option to meet the requirements through one of four additional pathways. Passing the Keystone Exams in Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology (Keystone Proficiency or Keystone Composite Pathway) is the easiest way to meet the graduation requirement. Students who are unable to meet the Keystone Exam criteria will work with their school counselor on exploring one of the other pathways.

      Please note that students must take the Keystone Exams for purposes of federal accountability. Students who do not pass the Keystone Exam(s) on the first attempt will be afforded another opportunity to test at the next scheduled testing window. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of the numerous tutoring opportunities that are available to students who want to improve their Keystone scores.