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1 PA Assessment Update

2  Keystone Exams: no change  PSSA Science: no change  PSSA Reading: now combined with Writing as PSSA ELA with separate booklet and testing window  PSSA Writing: now combined with Reading as PSSA ELA with separate booklet and testing window  PSSA Math: now PSSA Math with separate booklet and testing window 2015 PSSA Changes Quick Overview

3 2015 PSSA Changes PSSA Math Assessment 2015

4 2015 PSSA Changes A = Numbers and Operations — A ‐ T = Numbers and Operations in Base Ten (Grades 3–5) — A ‐ F = Numbers and Operations – Fractions (Grades 3–5) — A ‐ N = The Number System (Grades 6–8) — A ‐ R = Ratios and Proportional Relationships (Grades 6, 7) B = Algebraic Concepts — B ‐ O = Operations and Algebraic Thinking (Grades 3–5) — B ‐ E = Expressions and Equations (Grades 6–8) — B ‐ F = Functions (Grade 8) C = Geometry — C ‐ G = Geometry (Grades 3–8) D = Data Analysis and Probability — D ‐ M = Measurement and Data (Grades 3–5) — D ‐ S = Statistics and Probability (Grades 6–8) Reporting Categories

5 2015 PSSA Changes Item Types and Points All grades:

6 2015 PSSA Changes

7 Math 2015

8 2015 PSSA Changes Math 2015

9 2015 PSSA Changes

10 English Language Arts Test

11 2015 PSSA Changes ELA Reporting Framework ELA Reporting Framework, Clusters, and Categories Reporting Category Code Reading Genre Literature TextA Informational TextB Core Competencies Key Ideas and Details [Key Ideas] A–K/B–K Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas [CSI] A–C/B–C Vocabulary Acquisition and Use [Vocabulary] A–V/B–V Writing C LanguageD Text Dependent AnalysisE

12 2015 PSSA Changes Item Types and Points Grade 3 20 core passage MC items 20 points 18 core standalone MC items 2 core 2 pt EBSR items 18 points 4 points 2 core 3 pt EBSR items 6 points 2 core 3 pt SA items 6 points 1 core 4 pt WP (weighted x2) 8 points Total62 points Grades core passage MC items 23 points 18 core standalone MC items 18 points 3 core 2 pt EBSR items 6 points 3 core 3 pt EBSR items 9 points 1 core 4 pt TDA (weighted x4) 16 points 1 core 4 pt WP (weighted x3) 12 points Total84 points

13 2015 PSSA Changes Grade 3 Format Section Content Emphasis Number of MC/EBSR Number of WP/SA Estimated Number of Passages Estimated Section Testing Time (in minutes) 1 Writing and Language 20 MC1060 2Reading 8–12 MC 1–3 EBSR 1234–50 3Reading 14 MC 2 EBSR Reading 8–12 MC 1–3 EBSR 1234–50

14 2015 PSSA Changes Grades 4-8 Format SectionContent Emphasis Number of MC/EBSR Number of WP/TDA Estimated Number of Passages Estimated Section Testing Time (in minutes) 1 Writing and Language 20 MC1060 2Reading 15–18 MC 4–5 EBSR 0358–69 3 Reading and Text Dependent Analysis 14 MC 2 EBSR Reading and Text Dependent Analysis 5–8 MC 1–2 EBSR 1148–57

15 Grade 4 Evidence Based Selected Response (3 pts.)

16 Grade 8 Language Multiple Choice (1 pt.)

17 Sample Grade 7 Writing Promp t (4 pts.)

18 Sample Grade 7 Text Dependent Analysis Essay (4 pts.)

19 2015 PSSA Changes How Are TDA Responses Scored?

20 Important Documents PSSAs –PDE ResourcesPDE Resources Keystone Exams –PDE ResourcesPDE Resources –SAS PortalSAS Portal –PBAsPBAs


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