All students in grades 7 and 8 are required to participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA). These assessments are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. Students in grade 7 are required to complete the PSSA Math and ELA, and students in grade 8 are required to complete the PSSA Math, ELA and Science assessments.
The PSSA testing window dates for these assessments during the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:
- PSSA Math (7th and 8th Grade) April 16-20
- ELA (7th and 8th Grade) April 9-13
- PSSA Science (8th Grade) April 23-27