The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual assessment administered in commonwealth classrooms in grades 3 through 8, in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science (grades 4 and 8). Pennsylvania adopted more rigorous PA Core Standards in late 2013 for ELA and Math and the 2014-2015 PSSA marked the first time the assessment was fully aligned to new the standards. These new, more rigorous standards aim to better prepare students for the 21st-century workforce.
2016 West Vincent Test Administration Schedule
English Language Arts - April 11, 12, 13, 14 --- 2016--- Grades 3-8
Mathematics - April 18, 19, 20---2016--- Grades 3-8
Science - April 26, 27--- 2016--- Grade 4
Make-ups - May 2-6, 2016
Please note: Students are required to participate in these assessments. Non-school travel requests that will result in student absences will not be approved during these assessment dates. Parental request for exclusion from the assessments must be made directly to Mr. Smith and must adhere to the protocol identified on page 9 of the 2015 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Handbook.