Assessments

The Principal of Academic Affairs oversees the various assessments at Northern Tioga School District.

Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA)

The State of PA has required students in PA to take the assessments.  The PSSA includes assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics which are taken by students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. Students in grades 4 and 8 are administered the Science PSSA.  Students with special needs detailed in their IEP do receive specified accommodations. The PSSA is a STANDARDS based, criterion referenced test. Students’ scores are reported to the school and parents receive a parent PSSA report.

For more information please visit: www.pdesas.org

Mathematics PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Items:

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

ELA PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Items:

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Science PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Items:

Grade 4

Grade 8

Keystone Exams

The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in various subjects. During the 2014-2015 school year the following Keystone Exams will be available: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. In future years, pending funding, additional Keystone Exams will be administered.

The Keystone Exams serve two purposes: (1) high school accountability assessments for federal and state purposes, and (2) high school graduation requirements for students beginning with the class of TBD.

Biology, Literature and Algebra Keystone Assessment Practice PDE Released Items

Released Items for Biology, Literature and Algebra

For more information please visit: www.pdesas.org

Study Island Benchmarks

Currently, our elementary schools utilize the Study Island benchmark assessments in grades 3-6.

Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT)

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information in order to guide instruction and remediation. The CDT reporting system is fully integrated in the Standards Aligned System (SAS). It assists educators in identifying student academic strengths, and areas in need of improvement, by providing links to classroom resources.  The CDT is available to districts at no cost.

CDT is available for students in grades 3 through high school.  CDT is available for Mathematics, Science and English Language Arts.

For more information please visit: www.pdesas.org

4-SIGHT

The 4-Sight benchmark assessments are used several times during the school year in our Educational Assistance Program (EAP). Students who score below basic or basic receive tutoring in order to increase their performance in math and/or reading. The 4-Sight results are also utilized by classroom teachers to tailor their instruction to better meet students’ needs in the classroom.

2017-2018 Winter Keystone Exams Parent Guardian Letter

2018 PSSA Parent, Guardian Letter