Peters
Township
School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Assessments

Introduction

The Peters Township School District recognizes that assessment and evaluation of student performance assists students, teachers, and parents to monitor student progress in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. The process of evaluating student performance must be based on clearly defined evaluation criteria aligned to the District’s curricular objectives.It must be valid, accurate, and reliable.Student performance will also be benchmarked against the Pennsylvania Core Standards.

Standardized Testing

Through the use of standardized testing, the Peters Township School District is able to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of its curriculum. Currently, all students in grades 3 – 8 are assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics using the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests.Additionally, students in grades 4 and 8 take the PSSA science test.The Keystone Exams are end of course assessments administered to students at the completion of Algebra, Biology, and 10th Grade Literature.These exams are given at the Middle School and High School.The Testing Calendar is provided on the District Home Page

Curriculum

For more information on assessment as it relates to our curriculum, please visit Curriculum Information

School Performance Profile (SPP)

Beginning in 2013, school districts across Pennsylvania will now share student academic performance data using a School Performance Profile (SPP). While schools previously received a No Child Left Behind designation of “adequate yearly progress”, public schools will now receive an academic performance score.

The School Performance Profile academic performance score is based not only on test scores but many other factors that signal student achievement. A student growth factor measures how well students are progressing toward proficiency in state assessments. Also measured are graduation and attendance rates, and the degree of rigorous course offerings at the secondary level. Click here for more information on the SPP.

 

Presentation Given to PTA Area Council April 2017
Presented to the Board: December 2016
Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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