Benchmark & Standardized Testing
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, the date of the testing, and results by means of letters and calendar publications.
In Pennsylvania, schools are required to give the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) to students in grades 3-8. These tests measure Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards. All students will be assessed annually on the PSSA exam in English Language Arts and in Mathematics. Students in Grade 4 will also be assessed in Science.
In addition, all students will take the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments three times during the year.