2014 REVISED PSSA TESTING SCHEDULE ELEMENTARY PSSA READING AND MATH ASSESSMENT Grades 3 – 4 – 5 6 Sections 3 Mathematics 3 Reading Approximately 50 – 70 Minutes per Section March 24 Mathematics March 25 Reading March 26 Mathematics March 27 Reading March 28 Mathematics March 31 Reading April 1 – April 11 Make Up Testing
PSSA WRITING ASSESSMENT Grade 5 3 Sections Approx. 50 – 60 Minutes per Section April 8 Writing Conventions April 9 Writing Prompt # 1 April 10 Writing Prompt # 2 April 11- April 25 Make Up Testing PSSA SCIENCE ASSESSMENT Grade 4 2 Sections Approximately 55 – 65 Minutes per Section April 28 Section 1 April 29 Section 2 April 30 – May 9 Make Up Testing
BEE PREPARED Review : PSSA Administration Manual(s) Assessment Schedule Ethical Standards Monitoring Information IEP/Chapter 15 Service Agreements Have Ready: #2 sharpened pencils plus extras Highlighters and sticky notes Quiet activity Testing door sign Pre-coded Student Booklets Scratch Paper
BEE PREPARED Do review it and keep it handy! BUILDING CONTINGENCY PLAN
FOGELSVILLE CONTINGENCY PLAN FOR POSSIBLE DISRUPTIONS TO THE TESTING SCHEDULE All students must be monitored during bathroom breaks. Call the Office if a student becomes ill during the assessment. Someone will come to your room to escort the student to the Nurse’s Office. The student’s test materials will be collected and locked in the Counseling Office. Students are not permitted to carry their testing materials to extended time. The safety of the students is our top priority. Please respect the integrity of the test. CALL COUNSELING OFFICE EXT OR MAIN OFFICE FOR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
HONEY DO LIST READ all test directions as stated in the administration manual MARK all accommodations on student booklets MAINTAIN assessment security and good testing conditions RETURN scratch paper KEEP TRACK of all absentees KEEP SECURE all test materials SIGN Test Security Certifications
REMOVE or cover Instructional Materials in classroom and hallway Scoring Guidelines and Formula Sheets are permitted Prohibited: Cell phones, cameras, electronic devices, dictionaries, thesauruses, and spell- checkers Staff cell phones—off and locked in closet for your own protection
Calculators Can be used except for the Non-Calculator section of Mathematics assessment. Clear memory prior to testing. Calculators cannot be shared. Response Space Students limited to the response space provided in the answer booklets.
New To Do in 2014 New: Review “Code of Conduct for Test Takers” with all students (copy included in packets). Students are required to mark understanding on test booklet. New: Scoring Guidelines & Formula Sheets are distributed to every student (will be included in Testing Bins). New: Student booklets must be collected as students finish his/her test.
Procedures for Distribution & Collection of Assessment Materials Each test administrator will pick up/count/and sign for test booklets in the Counseling Office daily (8:00-8:30 A.M.) Students should not make extraneous marks in answer booklets. No one should check documents for content, accuracy, completeness or stray marks. Collect & return ALL scratch paper each day—place in Testing Bin. When testing is completed, the teacher will count booklets again and sign. Then the teacher will call the Office to have someone come to their room to pick up their bin or the teacher will bring the bin to the office. Any student requiring Extended Time must be escorted to Debbie Searfoss and/or Helma Rosenthal with the adult carrying the testing materials.
Resources 2014 Accommodations for Keystone and PSSA Presentation (PowerPoint) 2014 Accommodations Guidelines (PDF) Accommodations Guidelines for English Language Learners (PDF) em/20965/pennsylvania_system_of_school_assessment_(pssa)/ em/20965/pennsylvania_system_of_school_assessment_(pssa)/
Make-Up Testing Please complete the Make-Up Testing Schedule each day (included in bin). Include students who were absent the day of the testing. Please keep this form in your testing bin throughout the testing window. Thank you for your involve- MINT and commit- MINT to the success of our students! PSSA 2014 ~Helma Rosenthal Special Thanks to Lisa Ironton for the original creation of this PowerPoint.