PSSA Test

THE SHARON MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL BEGIN ADMINISTERING THE PSSA MATH, READING, AND SCIENCE TESTS ON APRIL 15 AND CONCLUDE ON MAY 2.

The 2019 PSSA ELA test will begin on April 15 and finish on April 17. After spring break, testing will resume with the math beginning on April 29 and finishing on April 30. Testing will conclude with the science test being administered on May 1 and May 2. Parents and guardians may review the assessments by making arrangements with the School Assessment Coordinator. If after reviewing the test, parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious belief and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states the objection to the Superintendent.

PARENTAL REQUEST TO REVIEW PSSA ASSESSMENT

  1. The assessment must be reviewed in the middle school office.

  2. District personnel must be present at all times.

  3. A convenient time to review the assessment material will be provided.

  4. Proper security and confidentiality of the assessment material must be maintained at all times throughout the review process.

  5. District personnel may remove an assessment for parental review.

  6. Parents and guardians must sign the Parent Confidentiality Agreement.

  7. A copy of the Parent Confidentiality Agreement must be locally maintained.

  8. Parents and guardians may not photocopy, write down, or in any other manner record any portion of the assessments, including directions.

  9. If after reviewing the test parent/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious belief and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states the objection to the Superintendent.

  10. If the student is excused from the state assessment due to parental or guardian request, school personnel must provide an alternative learning environment for the student during the assessment and complete the “Non-Assessed Student” grid.

  11. Please be aware that students who do not participate in the assessment due to parental request will negatively affect the school’s participation rate and can potentially have a negative impact on our school’s performance profile status.