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PDE Assessment Resource Web Page (click here)
~ Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Performance Level Descriptors
  Below are general descriptions of the performance level descriptors. Each grade level and subject has specific descriptions. All files are in PDF format.
 
  • Below Basic - seldom demonstrates grade-level appropriate concepts/skills for a particular subject/task.
  • Basic - at times demonstrates some grade-level appropriate concepts/skills for a particular subject/task.
  • Proficient - routinely demonstrates a variety of grade-level appropriate concepts/skills for a particular subject/task.
  • Advanced - consistently demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the grade-level appropriate concepts/skills and uses sophisticated strategies to solve a task.
~ Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Performance Level Cut Scores
~ Assessment Anchors for Mathematics, Reading and Science (Grades 3-8 & 11). Includes introductions and glossaries.
~ PSSA 2009-2010 Assessment Handbook

Mathematics

Note: This is not a complete list of available PSSA resources available on the Internet.
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  PDF Icon  PSSA Calculator Policy
  Grade Level   Site
  3 PDF Icon 2009-2010 Grade 3 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler 
  4 PDF Icon 2009-2010 Grade 4 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler 
  5 PDF Icon 2009-2010 Grade 5 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler
  6 PDF Icon 2009-2010 Grade 6 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler
  7 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 7 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler
PDF Icon  Grade 7 Mathematics Formula Sheet
  8 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 8 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler 
PDF Icon  Grade 8 Mathematics Formula Sheet
  11 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 11 Mathematics Item and Scoring Sampler
PDF Icon  Grade 11 Mathematics Formula Sheet 
  varies MCSD Curriculum Links
     3-8 Brainchild Online Assessment
  5 Easton SD Practice Mathematics Test
  8 Easton SD Practice Mathematics Test
  1-6 Kid's Place Houghton Mifflin Mathematics
  1-6 Roz's Place - Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math (different from above)
  5 McKee Elem. PSSA Math Practice
  K-8 AAA Math
  K-12 i4c Links for K-12 teachers - select the Assessment area of the page for many activities in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

Reading (PDE PSSA Resource Page-includes Samplers from 2004-2009)

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  Grade Level   Site
  3 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 3 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement
  4 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 4 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  5 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 5 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  6 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 6 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  7 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 7 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement
  8 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 8 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement
  11 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 11 Reading Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement
  varies MCSD Curriculum Links
  6-8 IVMS Reading Anchor Practice
  3-8, 11 PDF Icon Target Passage Types for the Reading PSSA
  3-8 Brainchild Online Assessment
  1-6 Kid's Place: Houghton Mifflin Reading 2005

Science

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  PDF Icon  Science Assessment Glossary
  Grade Level   Site
  4 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 4 Science Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  8 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 8 Science Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  11 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 11 Science Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  varies Resources for PSSA Science - from PSSA Test-Prep.com
  varies MCSD Curriculum Links

Writing
       Standards-Aligned Strategies and Lesson Plans for the Teaching of Writing
PDF Icon  PSSA Writing Scoring Guidelines 
PDF Icon  Writing Domain Scoring Guide 
  Grade Level   Site
image4 5 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 5 Writing Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement
  8 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 8 Writing Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  11 PDF Icon  2009-2010 Grade 11 Writing Item and Scoring Sampler Supplement 
  3-5 MCSD Curriculum Links
  3-8 Brainchild Online Assessment


Resources and Information

Note: This is not a complete list of available PSSA resources available on the Internet.
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  PSSA Classroom Connections - PSSA and Academic Standards Info
  PSSA Test-Prep Web Help aligned with Standards (grades 3-5) - external web links, worksheets, games, lesson plans and additional resources to prepare for PSSA Reading, Writing and Math assessment.
  PSSA Test-Prep Web Help aligned with Standards (grades 6-8) - external web links, worksheets, games, lesson plans and additional resources to prepare for PSSA Reading, Writing and Math assessment.
  PSSA Test-Prep Web Help aligned with Standards (grades 9-12) - external web links, worksheets, games, lesson plans and additional resources to prepare for PSSA Reading, Writing and Math assessment.
   
     
     

 

 

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