Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)
The PSSA is a standardized test administered to all students in grades 3-8 throughout Pennsylvania. These assessments are given in English Language Arts and Mathematics to measure achievement in grade level standards. Students in grades 4 and 8 also take the science PSSA.
Keystone Exams are end of the year assessments given to Pennsylvania students to assess proficiency. Keystone Exams are administered for Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology.
NWEA: MAP Growth Assessment
MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and informs what they’re ready to learn next. This assessment is administered to all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. In addition, select students in grades 9-12 take the MAP assessment. MAP Growth adjusts to each student’s performance and creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level.
Plese click the link MAP parent Toolkit to learn more about MAP testing.
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
The DIBELS benchmark assessments is administered three times per year to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. These short one minute assessments are designed to measure early reading skills and literacy skills Parent Guide to DIBELS.