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2004-2005 PSSA and AYP Results
 
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, also known as PSSA, measures how well students have achieved in reading and mathematics according to Pennsylvania’s world-class academic standards.  By using these standards, educators, parents and administrators can evaluate their students’ strengths and weaknesses to increase students’ achievement scores.  According to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, students must be 100 % proficient in reading and math by 2014.

The PSSA results allow schools and districts to evaluate their students’ progress to make full proficiency a reality.  Today’s third graders will be 11th graders by the year 2014 when full proficiency must be reached.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires states to determine annually whether schools and districts in Pennsylvania make Adequate Yearly Progress, also known as AYP. The 2004-05 targets were higher than the previous year’s of 45% in reading and 35% in math.  For 2004 - 2005, those targets were 45% proficient or advanced in math and 54% proficient or advanced in reading.
 
 
 
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Assessment and Accountability |
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.787.4234 | Fax: 717.783.6642
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