During the spring of each year, students across Pennsylvania particpate in the Pennsylvanina System of School Assessment (PSSA). Students in grades 3-8 take a Math and English Language Arts assessment annually, while students in grades 4 and 8 also take a Science assessment. The following information can help parents understand their child's PSSA score. As with all assessments, they are only one snapshot of a child's performance. The State College Area School District also utilizes the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), AIMSweb, running records, and other teacher created assessments to support students and monitor learning. If you have a question about your child's PSSA score, please contact your child's principal.
Helpful LinksStudents scoring Proficient or Advanced have met or exceeded the grade level expectations.Students scoring Basic or Below Basic have not yet met the grade level expectations.View the State College Area School District Board Resolution on Revising the State Assessment System from May 8, 2017 here.