AMS GRADE 8 PSSA Testing

updated 02.21.17

Students in the 8th grade will be taking state PSSA tests this school year. 

See the 2017 PSSA Class Schedule

PSSA TESTING:

ELA April 3-6
MATH April 24-26
SCIENCE May 1 & 2


ELECTRONIC DEVICE 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, or any device with photographic capability must remain at home or in your locker.

The school will not assume any responsibility for electronics stored in unlocked lockers, so it is best for students to leave them at home. 

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.

ABSENCES FROM SCHOOL ON TEST DAYS

Avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations or other out-of-school activities during testing times. Participation in PSSA exams is a state requirement.

Making up tests pulls students from their regular classes. As a result, they will miss valuable class time. It will be students' responsibility to make up any classwork missed.

Of course, if students are genuinely ill, they should stay at home and take the necessary time off to get well. Students will perform better on a test if they are healthy.


PSSA Math 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.

BE PREPARED AND DO YOUR BEST!
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!
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.




Students should read and review the Code of Conduct for Test Takers prior to starting the PSSA tests.