All students will be assessed annually on the PSSA Test (state level) in Language Arts (Reading & Writing) and Mathematics. Students in Grade 8 will also take the PSSA Science assessment. In addition, all students will regularly participate in the NWEA Map testing 3 times during the school year. Students completing Algebra 1B or Algebra 1C will also take the state Keystone Algebra I exam that is mandated for graduation. Testing is an integral part of assessing student achievement and improving teaching methods. It is very important that students are well rested and prepared for these testing situations. Throughout the year, parents are given specific information on the type of test that will be given, date of the testing, and results by means of letters and calendar publication.