District Testing Program

  •             Testing is an integral part of our district’s educational program.  Results provide the district with valuable information including the identification of student needs and assessment of the total school program.  The Northern York County School District administers the following tests:

    • Grades 1 and 3 – Fall – Otis Lennon School Ability Test
    • Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8 – March/April – Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (English Language Arts/Mathematics)
    • Grades 4 and 8 – April/May - Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (Science)
    • Keystone Exams following appropriate coursework - Winter/Spring
    Biology Keystone Exam
    Algebra I Keystone Exam
    Literature Keystone Exam
    • College Board - May - Advanced Placement Exams following appropriate coursework
    • WIDA ACCESS 2.0 - January - English Language Proficiency Assessment for English Language Learners
    • Additional group or individual assessment for participation in special or remedial programs are conducted by certified specialists at various grade levels.  This includes, but is not limited to, speech and language screening and diagnostic reading assessments.