Statewide Assessment Performance and Participation for Students with Disabilities
Participation and Performance Reports
Alternate System of Assessment, also known as PASA, measures how well students
with severe cognitive disabilities have achieved in reading and mathematics as
measured against alternate academic achievement standards. The reports below
provide PASA results to educators, parents and administrators so they can
evaluate their students' strengths and weaknesses so decisions can be made to
improve student outcomes.
PA Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) Annual Participation and Performance Reports
PASA Annual Participation and Performance Reports from 2019 and earlier have been retired. The PA Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education implemented a new alternate assessment design beginning in 2021. If in need of a historical report, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an electronic copy.
Statewide Assessment Accountability for Students with Disabilities
The Pennsylvania state assessment system is composed of assessments and the reporting associated with the results of those assessments. The assessment system includes the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA), the Pennsylvania Accountability System (PAS), the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS), the Keystone Exams (end-of-course), Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Please visit the PDE Assessment and Accountability page for more information on statewide assessment and accountability measures.