2008-2009 PSSA and AYP Results
The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, also known as PSSA, measures
how well students have achieved in reading, mathematics, science and writing
according to Pennsylvania's world-class academic standards. By using these
standards, educators, parents and administrators can evaluate their students' strengths and weaknesses to increase students' achievement scores. According to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, students must be 100% proficient in
reading and math by 2014.
The PSSA results allow schools and districts to evaluate their students' progress to make full proficiency a reality. Today's seventh graders will be 11th graders by the year 2014 when full proficiency must be reached.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act also requires states to determine
annually whether schools and districts in Pennsylvania make Adequate Yearly
Progress, also known as AYP. The 2008-09 targets were 56% proficient or advanced
in math and 63% proficient or advanced in reading.
For additional information, please contact:
Assessment and Accountability
Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333