State Testing Information

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  • PENNSYLVANIA SYSTEM OF SCHOOL ASSESSMENT (PSSA)

    Important Information

     

    The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.  These standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade levels.

     

    Who takes the PSSA?

    Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 is assessed in English Language Arts and Math.  Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4 and 8 is assessed in science.

     

     

     Student Report Guide   * Spanish Version

    PSSA Window (Exam Schedule) - Also listed below

     

     

     

     

    Planning Ahead....

    PSSA PRELIMINARY TESTING WINDOWS

    Exact testing dates at Riverside East and RHS will be provided as the testing window approaches.

     

    PRELIMINARY PSSA TESTING WINDOW 2021-2022 

     

    ​Assessment ​Dates ​Grade(s)

    ​English Language Arts

    ​April 25-29, 2022 ​Grades 3-8

    Mathematics

    May 2-6, 2022

    Grades 3-8

    Science &

    Make-ups

     May 9-13, 2022  Grades 4 & 8

     

    PRELIMINARY PSSA TESTING WINDOW 2022-2023

     

    Assessment​ ​Dates ​Grade(s)

    English Language Arts

    ​April 24-28, 2023 Grades 3-8

    Mathematics

    May 1-5, 2023

    Grades 3-8

    Science &

    Make-ups

    May 8-12, 2023 Grades 4 & 8
         
  • Keystone Exams Important Information
     
     
    Who takes Keystone Exams?
     
    The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in three subjects: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. 
     
    Each student will take a Keystone Exam when they complete each tested subject. Typically, 9th grade students take the Algebra I exam and 10th grade students take the Biology and Literature exams.

     

    Parent Information Handout

    Cell Phone/Device Policy    *RHS Device Policy

    Calculator Policy

    Testing Windows (Exam Schedule) - Also listed below. 

    Interpreting the Results

     

      

    The specific testing dates at RHS will be posted later in the year. 

     
     

    TESTING WINDOW FOR THE KEYSTONE EXAMS 2021-2022

    Time of Year

    Date

    Winter Wave 1

    December 1-15, 2021

    Winter Wave 2

    January 3-February 4, 2022

    Spring

    May 16-27, 2022

    Summer

    July 25-29, 2022 (Riverside does not particpate)

  • Advanced Placement Exams

     

    The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

    The program consists of college-level courses developed by the AP Program that high schools can choose to offer, and corresponding exams that are administered once a year.

    The exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 by college and university professors and experienced AP teachers. Many U.S. colleges offer credit for AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.

    Find out more at AP Central

     

                                              2022 AP Exam schedule

    Week 1

    Morning 8 a.m.

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    Afternoon 12 p.m.

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    Monday,
    May 2, 2022

    Japanese Language and Culture

    United States Government and Politics

    Chemistry

    Spanish Literature and Culture

    Tuesday,
    May 3, 2022

    Environmental Science

    Psychology

    Wednesday,
    May 4, 2022

    English Literature and Composition

    Comparative Government and Politics

    Computer Science A

    Thursday,
    May 5, 2022

    Human Geography

    Macroeconomics

    Seminar

    Statistics

    Friday,
    May 6, 2022

    European History

    United States History

    Art History

    Microeconomics

     
    Art and Design: Friday, May 6, 2022, is the last day for AP coordinators to submit digital AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. Teachers should forward completed digital Art and Design portfolios to coordinators before this date.
     
     

    Week 2

    Morning 8 a.m.

    Local Time

    Afternoon 12 p.m.

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    Afternoon 2 p.m.

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    Monday,
    May 9, 2022

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    Computer Science Principles

    Italian Language and Culture

     

    Tuesday,
    May 10, 2022

    English Language and Composition

    Physics C: Mechanics

    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    Wednesday,
    May 11, 2022

    Chinese Language and Culture

    Spanish Language and Culture

    Biology

     

    Thursday,
    May 12, 2022

    French Language and Culture

    World History: Modern

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

     

    Friday,
    May 13, 2022

    German Language and Culture

    Music Theory

    Latin

    Physics 2: Algebra Based