PSSA/Keystone Information

  • The following information provides parents and students with updates concerning state assessments and protocols established by the district to administer the assessments.

    Chapter 4 of the Pennsylvania School Code requires the development of rigorous academic standards and assessments. In 2013, Pennsylvania adopted the PA Core Standards. This set of rigorous standards for reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics identifies what students should know and be able to do at various grade levels. School districts design their curriculum and instruction to ensure that students meet or exceed the standards’ expectations.

    The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual, standards based criterion-referenced assessment administered to all students in grades 3 through 8 in the subjects of English Language Arts and math. Students in grades 4 and 8 are also assessed in Science. Individual student scores can be used to provide information to schools and districts for curriculum and instruction planning and improvement discussions.  

    The Keystone Exams are end of course assessments designed to assess a student’s proficiency in Algebra 1, Biology, and Literature. They are a Manheim Central graduation requirement and are one component of Pennsylvania’s proposed system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.

    Assessment

    Dates

    Grade(s)

    PSSA English Language Arts

    April 15-26, 2019

    3-8

    PSSA Mathematics

    April 29-May 3, 2019

    3-8

    PSSA Science

    April 29-May 3, 2019

    4 & 8

    PSSA Make-Up

    April 29-May 3, 2019

    3-8

    Keystone  Assessments-Winter

    January 7-18, 2019

    (end of course-Algebra 1, Biology, English Literature)

    Keystone Assessments-Spring

    May 13-24, 2019

    (end of course-Algebra 1, Biology, English Literature)

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