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Assessment Information & Calendar

2020-21 Assessment Calendar

September 

8- Oct.22 Kindergarten Entrance Inventory [KEI] (Grade K)
14-Oct. 2 STAR Reading or Early Lit. (Grades K-11) and Math (Grades K-11) Benchmark #1  
21-Oct. 16 CDT [Classroom Diagnostic Tools] Science (Grades 3 - 10) Benchmark #1 
28-Oct. 2 Keystone Exams - Algebra I, Biology, and Literature (Course completers and retesters)

October     
12 (Act 80) DATA REVIEW- K-12
14 PSAT (Grades 10-11)

November 
4-13 OLSAT (Grade 2)

December
1-18    STAR Reading or Early Lit. (Grades K-11) and Math (Grades K-11) Benchmark #2
7-18 CDT [Classroom Diagnostic Tools] Science (Grades 3 - 10) Benchmark #2

January
6-17 Keystone Exams- Winter Wave 2- Algebra I, Biology and Literature (Retesters only) 
6-Feb. 21 WIDA: ACCESS ELL TESTING (Grades K-12)
18 (Act 80) DATA REVIEW- K-12
TBD Mid-Term Exams (Grades 9 – 12)

February
10- Mar. 5 STAR Reading or Early Lit. (Grades K-11) and Math (Grades K-11) Benchmark #3
15-26 CDT [Classroom Diagnostic Tools] Science (Grade 3 – 10) Benchmark #3
22-Apr.23 PASA (Select IEP students)

March
12 (Act 80) DATA REVIEW- K-12
24 SAT (Grades 11-12) {Optional}

April
19-23 PSSA ELA Testing (Grades 3-8)
26-30 PSSA Math and Science and Make-up Testing (Grades 3-8)

May         
3-28 STAR Reading or Early Lit. (Grade K-11) and Math (Grades K-11) Benchmark #4
17-28 Keystone Exams - Algebra I, Biology, and Literature (Course completers and retesters)
3-14 AP Exams (Grades 10-12) {Optional} 

June
2-16 Final Exams (Grades 9- 12)
17 (Act 80) DATA REVIEW- K-12

July
27-31 Keystone Exams (Retesters only)

PA School Performance Profile
http://www.paschoolperformance.org/

Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS)
https://pvaas.sas.com/welcome.html?ad=KYpRmxPitRQKT8Ag&as=a

Pennsylvania Department of Education: State Assessment System
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_assessment_system/20965

SPP

The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement. SPP was used starting in the 2013-2014 school year, and will be replaced by the Pennsylvania Future Ready Index in 2018-2019. 


PVASS

PVAAS is a statistical analysis of Pennsylvania (PA) state assessment data, and provides Pennsylvania districts and schools with growth data to add to achievement data. This lens of measuring student learning provides educators with valuable information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of groups of students.