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.

     

    1.  Student Report Guide   * Spanish Version

     

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    Window 2024-2025

    Assessment ​Dates ​Grades
    ​English Language Arts ​April 21 - 25, 2025 ​Grades 3-8
    ​Mathematics, Science and Make-ups ​April 28 - May 2, 2025 ​Grades 3-8
    ​Early Reporting Deadline ​May 2, 2025 ​Grades 3-8 
    PSSA Math, Science, Makeups (Optional) ​May 5 - 9, 2025 (No early reporting) ​Grades 3-8

    PSSA Testing Window 2025-2026

    Assessment ​Dates ​Grades
    ​English Language Arts ​April 20 - 24, 2026 ​Grades 3-8
    ​Mathematics, Science and Make-ups ​April 27 - May 1, 2026 ​Grades 3-8
    ​Early Reporting Deadline ​May 1, 2026 ​Grades 3-8 
    PSSA Math, Science, Makeups (Optional) ​May 4 - 8, 2026 (No early reporting) ​Grades 3-8
  • 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.

    Riverside High School - Winter 2023-2024

    December 12th - Keystone Algebra - Module 1 

    Testing Rooms:  217, 218, Scholastic Commons

    Periods 1, 2, 3 - Extended time room - SkolasticCommons

    December 13th - Keystone Algebra - Module 2 

    Testing Rooms:  217, 218, Scholastic Commons

    Periods 1, 2, 3 - Extended time room - Skolastic Commons

    Make-Up Testing

    December 14th and December 15th

    Periods 1-3 - Skolastic Commons

    January 9th - Keystone Biology - Module 1

    January 10th - Keystone Biology - Module 2

    January 11th - Keystone Literature - Module 1

    January 12th - Keystone Literature - Module 2

    Make-Up Testing for Keystone Literature & Keystone Biology

    January 16 & 17

    Winter Keystone Exam - Algebra I - Wave 1 - December 12th & 13th

      

    Testing Window for the Keystone Exams 2023-2024

    ​Time of Year ​Date
    ​Winter Wave 1 December 4 - 15, 2023
    ​Winter Wave 2 January 3 - 17, 2024
    ​Spring May 13 - 24, 2024
    ​Summer July 29 - August 2, 2024

    Testing Window for the Keystone Exams 2024-2025

    ​Time of Year ​Date
    ​Winter Wave 1 ​December 4 - 18, 2024
    ​Winter Wave 2 ​January 6 - 17, 2025
    ​Spring ​May 12 - 23, 2025
    ​Summer ​July 28 - August 1, 2025

    Testing Window for the Keystone Exams 2025-2026

    ​Time of Year ​Date
    ​Winter Wave 1 ​December 3 - 17, 2025
    ​Winter Wave 2 ​January 5 - 16, 2026
    ​Spring ​May 11 - 22, 2026
    ​Summer ​July 27 - 31, 2026
  • 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

    Week 1

    Morning 8 a.m.
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    Afternoon 12 p.m.
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    Monday,
    May 6, 2024

    United States Government and Politics

    Art History

    Chemistry

    Tuesday,
    May 7, 2024

    Human Geography

    Microeconomics

    Seminar

    Statistics

    Wednesday,
    May 8, 2024

    English Literature and Composition

    Comparative Government and Politics

    Computer Science A

    Thursday,
    May 9, 2024

    Chinese Language and Culture

    Environmental Science

    Psychology

    Friday,
    May 10, 2024

    European History

    United States History

    Macroeconomics

    Spanish Literature and Culture

    Art and Design: Friday, May 10, 2024 (8 p.m. ET), is the deadline for AP Art and Design students to submit their three portfolio components as final in the AP Digital Portfolio.

     

    Week 2

    Morning 8 a.m.
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    Afternoon 12 p.m.
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    Afternoon 2 p.m.
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    Monday,
    May 13, 2024

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    Italian Language and Culture

    Precalculus

     

    Tuesday,
    May 14, 2024

    English Language and Composition

    African American Studies

    Physics C: Mechanics

    Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    Wednesday,
    May 15, 2024

    French Language and Culture

    World History: Modern

    Computer Science Principles

    Music Theory

     

    Thursday,
    May 16, 2024

    Spanish Language and Culture

    Biology

    Japanese Language and Culture

     

    Friday,
    May 17, 2024

    German Language and Culture

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    Latin

    Physics 2: Algebra-Based