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 Keystone Exams: no change  PSSA Science: no change  PSSA Reading: now combined with Writing as PSSA ELA with separate booklet and testing window 

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1  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

2 Assessment Acronyms MC-Multiple Choice OE-Open Ended EBSR-Evidence Based Selected Response TDA-Text Dependent Analysis CSI-Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas SA-Short Answer WP-Writing Prompt

3 2015 PSSA Changes

4 English Language Arts Test

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

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

10 Grade 8 Language Multiple Choice (1 pt.)

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

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

13 2015 PSSA Changes How Are TDA Responses Scored?

14 2015 PSSA Changes PSSA Math Assessment 2015

15 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

16 2015 PSSA Changes Item Types and Points All grades:

17 2015 PSSA Changes

18 Math 2015

19 2015 PSSA Changes Math 2015


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