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 2019-2020 

     

    ​Assessment ​Dates ​Grade(s)

    ​English Language Arts

    ​April 20-25, 2020 ​Grades 3-8

    Mathematics

    April 27-May8, 2020

    Grades 3-8

    Science &

    Make-ups

     April 27-May8, 2020  Grades 4 & 8

     

    PRELIMINARY PSSA TESTING WINDOW 2020-2021

     

    Assessment​ ​Dates ​Grade(s)

    English Language Arts

    ​April 19-23, 2021 ​Grades 3-8

    Mathematics

    April 26-May 7, 2021

    Grades 3-8

    Science &

    Make-ups

     April 26-May 7, 2021 Grades 4 & 8

    Science

    Make-ups

    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 2019-2020

    Time of Year

    Date

    Winter Wave 1

    December 2-13, 2019

    Winter Wave 2

    January January 6-17, 2020

    Spring

    May 11-22, 2020

    Summer

    July 27-31, 2020

  • 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

     

     

     

    2020 AP Exam schedule

    Week 1

    Morning 8 a.m.
    Local Time

    Afternoon 12 noon
    Local Time

    Monday, 
    May 4, 2020

    United States Government and Politics

    Physics C: Mechanics

    Tuesday, 
    May 5, 2020

    Calculus AB

    Calculus BC

    German Language and Culture

    Human Geography

    Wednesday, 
    May 6, 2020

    English Literature and Composition

    European History

    Physics 2: Algebra-Based

    Thursday, 
    May 7, 2020

    Chemistry

    Spanish Literature and Culture

    Japanese Language and Culture

    Physics 1: Algebra-Based

    Friday, 
    May 8, 2020

    United States History

    Art History

    Computer Science A

    AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, and Drawing  – last day for coordinators to submit digital portfolios (by 8 p.m. ET) and to gather 2-D Art and Design and Drawing students for physical portfolio assembly. 

    Teachers should have forwarded students’ completed digital portfolios to coordinators before this date.

    2020 AP Exam schedule

    Week 2

    Morning 8 a.m.
    Local Time

    Afternoon
    12 noon
    Local Time

    Monday,
    May 11, 2020

    Biology

    Chinese Language and Culture

    Environmental Science

    Tuesday,
    May 12, 2020

    Seminar

    Spanish Language and Culture

    Latin

    Psychology

    Wednesday,
    May 13, 2020

    English Language and Composition

    Microeconomics

    Music Theory

    Thursday,
    May 14, 2020

    Comparative Government and Politics

    World History: Modern

    Italian Language and Culture

    Macroeconomics

    Friday,
    May 15, 2020

    Computer Science Principles

    French Language and Culture

    Statistics