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The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based assessment which provides students, parents, and 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.

2023-2024 PSSA Schedule

Science: May 1st-2nd (4th and 8th Grades only)

English Language Arts: April 22nd-24th (3rd-8th Grade)

Math: May 29th-30th (3rd-8th Grades)

Make-UpsTo be announced

For more information regarding the PSSA exams, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education's PSSA website.

PSSA Helpful Documents