Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) Overview
The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 is assessed in reading and math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 5, 8 and 11 is assessed in writing. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4, 8 and 11 is assessed in science.
2011 Statewide Results Released
Department of Education Announces Results of 2011 PSSA Exams
September 29, 2011 – The Pennsylvania Department of Education today released the results of the 2011 Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) administered in the spring.
2011 PSSA Fast Facts
2011 PSSA Data