PSSA and Keystone Exam Information



  • PSSA:

    The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is an annual English Language Arts and Mathematics assessment administered during the spring semester in grades 3 through 8. Science assessments are also given in grades 4 and 8.

    PSSA Testing Window 2023

    Specific testing dates will be communicated closer to the testing window.

    April 24th - 28th, 2023: English Language Arts

    May 1st - 12th, 2023: Mathematics and Science (plus ELA make ups)

    Keystone Exams:

    The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in Algebra I, Literature, and Biology. At NYCSD, the Algebra I assessment may be given in grades 7 through 11. The Literature and Biology assessments may be given in grades 9 through 11. Keystone Exams are administered in the winter and the spring. The Middle School and High School will communicate which students are taking which test and on what date.

    Keystone Exams Winter Testing Schedule 

    January 5th & 6th, 2023: Algebra

    January 9th & 10th, 2023: Biology

    January 11th & 12th, 2023: Literature

    Make Up exams will be scheduled up to January 18th, 2023

    Keystone Exams Spring Testing Schedule

    Specific testing dates will be communicated closer to the testing window.  

    May 15th - May 26th, 2023: Algebra I, Literature, & Biology.

     

     

     

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