PSSA Tools for Parents

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) website offers many useful tools to assist in the preparation of the PSSA Assessments. This section of the Trumbauersville website provides direct links to these tools. Click the linked text to go to the specific sections of the PDE website.

FIFTH GRADE

5th Grade Writing Item and Scoring Sampler
This link provides examples of fifth grade writing prompts, and explains how the assessment is scored.

5th Grade Math Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample fifth grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.

5th Grade Reading Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample fifth grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.

FOURTH GRADE

4th Grade Math Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample fourth grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.

4th Grade Reading Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample fourth grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.

 

THIRD GRADE

3rd Grade Math Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample third grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.

3rd Grade Reading Item and Scoring Sampler
This PDF file contains sample third grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.

 
 

2015-2016 PSSA Assessment Dates:

 PSSA dates
 
Please note:
Students are required to participate in these assessments and family vacation requests that will result in student absences will not be approved during these assessment dates.

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