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    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 

    file:///Z:/NTSD%20CURRICULUM/Math/3rd%20Grade%20Math/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%203%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 4

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%204%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 5

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%205%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 6

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%206%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 7

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%207%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 8

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Math%20Grade%208%20Compliant.pdf

    ELA PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Items:

    Grade 3

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%203%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 4

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%204%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 5

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%205%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 6

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%206%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 7

    file:///Z:/NTSD%20CURRICULUM/English%20Language%20Arts/7th%20Grade%20ELA/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%207%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 8

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20ELA%20Grade%208%20Compliant.pdf

    Science PSSA Pennsylvania Department of Education Released Items:

    Grade 4

    file:///Z:/NTSD%20CURRICULUM/Science/4th%20Grade%20Science/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Science%20Grade%204%20Compliant.pdf

    Grade 8

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samples/2016%20PSSA%20ISS%20Science%20Grade%208%20Compliant.pdf

    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. 

    Algebra Keystone Assessment Practice PDE Released Items

    file:///Z:/NTSD%20CURRICULUM/Math/HS%20Algebra/Algebra%20I%20Keystone%202015%20Item%20and%20Scoring%20Sampler.pdf

     

    Biology Keystone Assessment Practice PDE Released Items

     http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Biology%20Keystone%202015%20Item%20and%20Scoring%20Sampler.pdf

     

    Literature Keystone Assessment Practice PDE Released Items

    http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/Keystone%20Exams/Keystone%20Exams%20Item%20and%20Scoring%20Samplers/Item%20and%20Scoring%20Sampler%20-%20Literature%20-%202015.pdf

    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.

     

     

    PSSA/Keystone Exams Dates Grades Notes
    Winter Keystone Exams

    December 5-16, 2016 (wave 1)

    January 9-23, 2017 (wave 2)

    Literature, Algebra I & Biology

     
    PSSA English Language Arts April 3-7, 2017 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
    PSSA Mathematics April 24-28, 2017 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  
    PSSA Science May 1-5, 2017 4 & 8  
    PSSA Make-up May 8-12, 2017    
    PASA Reading & Mathematics February 13-March 24, 2017 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11  
    PASA Science April 10-May 5, 2017 4, 8, 11  
    ACCESS for ELLs January 25-March 3, 2017 K-12  
    Spring Keystone Exams May 15-26, 2017 Algebra I, Biology & Literature  
    Summer Keystone Exams July 31-August 4, 2017 Contact your school's guidance office for more information.  

     

     
     
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    PDE Parent - Guardian Cell Phone, Electronics Letter.pdf70.82 KB
    2016-2017 Winter Keystone Exams Parent, Guardian Letter495.76 KB
    State Assessment Parent Information, 2017.pdf266.9 KB
    2017 PSSA Parent, Guardian Letter.pdf82.58 KB
    2016-2017 Spring Keystone Exams Parent Guardian Letter.pdf64.56 KB