The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards. These standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade levels.

Grade English (Language Arts) Mathematics Science
Grade 3 Yes Yes NA
Grade 4 Yes Yes Yes
Grade 5 Yes Yes NA
Grade 6 Yes Yes NA
Grade 7 Yes Yes NA
Grade 8 Yes Yes Yes



  • Our main preparation tool for the PSSA is Study Island
  • Parents should make sure to check their child’s Study Island assignments.


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