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2024 PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment ) Information for Families of Students in Grades 3-8

As we approach the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests for grades three through eight, the South Fayette Township School District wants to emphasize the importance of your child’s participation in these assessments.

The PSSA tests are an integral part of our state’s education system, as the results provide valuable information about your child’s progress in important academic areas including reading, math, and science.  The results also help us to identify areas where students may need extra support or academic enrichment, allowing us to employ the strongest instructional methods and offer appropriate support in order to best serve all of our students’ unique needs.

Furthermore, the PSSA tests are required by state law and are one measure used to evaluate the overall effectiveness of our school district in comparison to subject-based, grade level standards.  Participation by all students helps to inform us of our strengths and areas for improvement, which, to date, has led us to be a top-performing district.

It is important to note that the PSSA tests are not designed to be overly stressful for your child.  We work hard to create positive testing environments and to provide your child with the tools and resources needed to be successful.

Although you received notification of the testing dates from your child’s building, the dates for PSSA testing are listed below:

PSSA ELA (English Language Arts)
April 22, 23, and 24 (M,T & W)

PSSA Mathematics  
April 30 & May 1 (T & W)

PSSA Science (only grades 4 and 8)
May 2 and May 3 (R & F)

Thank you for your continued support of our school district and for ensuring that your child participates in the state testing. 

Questions regarding participation in testing should be directed to your child’s building principal.

Middle School Keystone Algebra Testing
May 23 and May 24

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