English Language Arts Resources
2017 Item and Scoring Samplers
Change in Test Design
Beginning with tests taken in the 2017-2018 school year, the English Language Arts PCS-based PSSA will no longer include a mode-specific writing prompt. This Item and Scoring Sampler contains items representative of the tests administered during the 2016-2017 school year. The writing prompt in this sampler is provided as an instructional resource. The writing prompt and all resources for the writing prompt in this item sampler are for instructional purposes. The 2018 ELA PSSA test will not include a mode-specific writing prompt.
2016 Item and Scoring Samplers
The following files are American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant documents that can be accessed by software programs for disabled users; therefore the handwritten student responses have been transcribed into typed responses for this purpose. The content is the same in both documents.
2015 Item and Scoring Samplers