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PSSA Spring Testing Schedule

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									                                               PSSA TESTING SCHEDULE
                                                    SPRING, 2012


           Every year, the State of Pennsylvania assesses the progress of students in all of its 501 school districts. These annual
assessments are designed to compare Penncrest juniors to juniors in schools across the Commonwealth, and to help determine
the quality of programs. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has mandated that students demonstrate proficiency as a
requirement for earning a high school diploma. The primary means of demonstrating proficiency is through performance on the
Pennsylvania School System Assessment [PSSA] tests. Students who fail to demonstrate proficiency may be required to take
additional course work and/or assessments until proficiency is achieved in order to satisfy state and district graduation
requirements. These are high stakes tests that provide an important measure of your child’s educational progress and of the
quality of schooling in our district.

          Penncrest will administer PSSA tests in Reading, Math, Writing, and Science on March 13, 14, 15, and April 16, 17, 23,
and 24.  Bus transportation to and from school will be provided. Juniors may ride their regularly scheduled morning
buses. Juniors will be dismissed at approximately 11:00 on March 13,14,15, and April 23. Buses will be available to
take students home. UNFORTUNATELY, due to lack of space, juniors may not drive to school, because while they are
testing the senior class will arrive and will require the parking spots. Students who are being driven to school must
arrive on time for the testing which begins at 7:30, Students may be picked up at 11:15.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE TEST DAYS (MAR. 13, 14, 15, AND APR 23.) REQUIRE THAT WE MODIFY OUR
SCHEDULE FOR ALL STUDENTS. ON APRIL 16, 17, AND 24, WE ARE ABLE TO CONDUCT TESTING DURING THE
REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.

THE CALENDAR BELOW PROVIDES THE TESTING SCHEDULE FOR ALL STUDENTS ON ALL DAYS OF TESTING.
Math and Reading PSSA
Date                    PSSA                Test Takers   Test Begins           Test Ends
Tuesday, March 13     Math/Reading    All Juniors        7:30 a.m.          Juniors dismissed at
                                                                                                           approximately 11:00
Wednesday,                Math/Reading               All Juniors                7:30 a.m.                  Juniors dismissed at
March 14                                                                                                   approximately 11:00
Thursday, March 15        Math/Reading               All Juniors                7:30 a.m.                  Juniors dismissed at
                                                                                                           approximately 11:00
All Juniors must take the PSSA and will be required to make up any sections that were missed. Attendance during the establish
testing periods is critical. Juniors who are enrolled in Vo-Tech will not be required to attend Vo-tech on these testing days.

Writing
Date                         PSSA                          Test Takers           Test Begins                   Test Ends
Monday, April 16          Writing                    All Juniors                Periods 1,2 and 6,7        Students attend a full day
                                                                                                           and will be dismissed at
                                                                                                           the end of the school day
                                                                                                           2:15
Tuesday, April 17         Writing                    All Juniors                Periods 1,2 and 6,7        Students attend a full day
                                                                                                           and will be dismissed at
                                                                                                           the end of the school day
                                                                                                           2:15
All Juniors must take the PSSA and will be required to make up any sections that were missed. Attendance during the establish
testing periods is critical. Juniors who are enrolled in Vo-Tech will not attend Vo-Tech on these testing days.

Science
Date                         PSSA                          Test Takers           Test Begins                   Test Ends
Monday, April 23          Science                    All Juniors                7:30 a.m.                  Juniors dismissed at
                                                                                                           approximately 11:00
Tuesday, April 24         Science                    All Juniors                Periods 1 and 2            Students attend a full day
                                                                                                           and will be dismissed at
                                                                                                           the end of the school day
                                                                                                           2:15
All Juniors must take the PSSA and will be required to make up any sections that were missed. Attendance during the establish
testing periods is critical. On Monday, Juniors enrolled in Vo-Tech will not be required to attend Vo-Tech.
                         Freshmen                          Sophomores                         Seniors
Tuesday,      Report at 7:30 for program.          3 hour delay. Homeroom begins   3 hour delay. Homeroom begins
                                                   at 10:30.                       at 10:30.
March 13
Wednesday,    3 hour delay. Homeroom begins at     3 hour delay. Homeroom begins   3 hour delay. Homeroom begins
              10:30.                               at 10:30.                       at 10:30.
March 14
Thursday,     3 hour delay. Homeroom begins at     Report at 7:30 for program.     3 hour delay. Homeroom begins
              10:30.                                                               at 10:30.
March 15
      10:30
Monday,       Report at 7:30- Regular School Day   Report at 7:30-Regular School   Report at 7:30- Regular School
                                                   Day                             Day
April 16
Tuesday,      Report at 7:30- Regular School Day   Report at 7:30-Regular School   Report at 7:30- Regular School
                                                   Day                             Day
April 17
Monday,       3 hour delay. Homeroom begins at     3 hour delay. Homeroom begins   3 hour delay. Homeroom begins
              10:30.                               at 10:30.                       at 10:30.
April 23
      10:30
Tuesday,      Report at 7:30- Regular School Day   Report at 7:30-Regular School   Report at 7:30- Regular School
                                                   Day                             Day
April 24

								
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