PSSA, Keystones and PASA Assessments are Canceled

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced today the cancellation of all PSSA testing and Keystone exams for the 2019-2020 school year as a result of COVID-19. This includes the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PSA).

“Our school communities are operating within unprecedented conditions,” said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera. “Schools are making extraordinary efforts to remain connected to students and families, to provide food service and to put appropriate systems in place to continue student learning. Assessments should not be the focus of school leaders right now.”

PSSA testing was scheduled to begin on April 20, and Keystone testing was scheduled to begin on May 11.

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