Thursday, March 20, 2014

PSSA Math and Reading Testing March 25 through April 1



NOTICE

Testing regulations prohibit the use of all electronic devices, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads or other electronic readers during testing times. If you are currently reading a book on an electronic reader, please make the necessary arrangements to find your novel at the library in the old fashioned book form. All cell phones, pagers, portable listening or recording devices, any devices with photographic capability must remain at home or in your locker.

Reading/Math PSSA Tests*
March 25      9:50 - 11:26±
March 26
     9:50 - 11:26, 11:59 - 1:32±
March 28
     9:50 - 11:26
March 31 
    9:50 - 11:26±
April 1
   9:50 - 11:28
± Calculators needed for the Math PSSA Test
Students will be responsible for bringing their own calculator to the testing sessions.  Available calculators are limited!  Please speak to your student about what they will use during our 3 days of math testing.  Students are not permitted to use the calculator feature of their phones.

  • Take your AR book to each testing period. If you have extra time after you complete a test, you may read silently at your desk.
  • Students will be responsible for bringing their own calculator to the testing sessions.  Available calculators are limited!  Please speak to your student about what they will use during our 3 days of math testing.  Students are not permitted to use the calculator feature of their phones. 
  • Do your best to get a good night’s rest prior to testing days and eat a nutritious breakfast. A good sleep and nutrition can make a difference!
  • Avoid scheduling doctor appointments or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA exams is a state requirement. Making up tests pulls you from your regular classes. As a result, you will miss valuable class time. It will be your responsibility to make up any classwork you miss. Of course, if you are genuinely ill, please stay at home and take the necessary time off to get well. You will perform better on a test if you are healthy.
  • Invest your best effort in these tests. Show what you know. Your personal
    achievement is monitored by teachers and counselors to help make decisions about your academic needs and placements.
Read more from the State Department of Education.