PSSA and KEYSTONE TESTING
As mandated by the PA Department of Education, the Kutztown Area School District will again participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) program as well as Keystone Exams. The purpose of PSSAs are to assess the achievement levels of all third through eighth grade students in all public school districts in the Commonwealth in the academic areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science (fourth and eighth grade only). Keystone Exams serve as end of course assessments for Algebra I, Biology, and Literature.
The testing windows are as follows:
ELA- April 21-23, 2020
Mathematics- April 28-29, 2020
Science, Grade 4 - May 5-6, 2019
- Science, Grade 8 - May 5, 2019
- High School Winter Keystones:
Literature- January 7-8, 2020
Algebra I- January 7-8, 2020
Biology - January 9-10, 2020
- Spring Keystones:
- May 13-24, 2020 (specific dates TBD)
We ask that parents make every attempt to avoid scheduling appointments for their children during testing dates.
You may access information about state testing from the following links to the Pennsylvania Department of Education's website:
Additional information regarding testing has been included, below. Thank you in advance for your continued support and cooperation.
- Code of Conduct for Test Takers
- Electronic Device Policy
- Calculator Policy
- Information for Parents/Guardians - PSSAs
- Information for Parents/Guardians - Keystones