March 19, 2020
the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) will be announcing a cancellation of statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. This
cancellation includes the PSSA, PASA, and Keystone Exams.
that during these unprecedented circumstances, school communities across the
state are managing more pressing issues on the education landscape, like
providing access to food and nutrition, and putting appropriate systems in
place to continue student learning. Assessments should not be the focus
of school leaders right now.
is monitoring emerging federal guidance, working with other states to advocate
for flexibility, and will pursue appropriate waivers to the fullest extent
allowable as soon as the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) guidance is
to monitor your email and PDE’s
website for ongoing updates and guidance as it becomes available.