•      In 2017 all students in Pennsylvania had the pleasure of taking the  PSSA for the third year which covers the Pennsylvania Core Standards.  Similar to 2015 this "new" test is more rigorous and more difficult for our students due to the higher standards.  We expect that our students and teachers will need time to "catch up" to the rigor of this new assessment system.  Nonetheless, Upper Adams students continue to score above the state average! 
     
         Because the 2015 and 2016 PSSAs are new, more rigorous tests, scores during these years can not be compared to previous years!  It's a different test!!!  But to give you an idea of our students' performance over a number of years, below is some data.
     
                       PSSA Performance Upper Adams Middle School
                         Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Scores 
     
                   7th Reading      8th Reading      8th Writing      7th Math         8th Math
    2012            80.6%                 81.1%             78.2%                  87%               95.1%               
    2013            79.5%                 81.6%             66.1%                  84.6%            88.6%
    2014            83.3%                 88.2%             84.1%                  85.8%            93.3% 
     
     
                     2015 PSSA Performance Upper Adams Middle School vs State Averages
                           Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Scores
     
                   7th ELA               8th ELA            7th Math            8th Math 
     UAMS       75.3%                  58.7%                 46.7%                   39.7% 
     
    STATE       58.6%                  58.0%                 33.0%                  29.8%
     
     
                     2016 PSSA Performance Upper Adams Middle School vs State Averages
                                   Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Scores 
     
                   7th ELA               8th ELA            7th Math            8th Math         8th Science
     UAMS       64.1%                  64.9%                 43.7%                 41.3%                60.7%
     
    STATE       61.5%                  58.4%                 37%                    31.2%                57.7%
     
     
                      2017 PSSA Performance Upper Adams Middle School vs State Averages
                                     Percentage of Proficient and Advanced Scores
     
                  7th ELA                 8th ELA               7th Math             8th Math        8th Science
     
    UAMS        68.1%                65.7%                  41.8%                  43.1%               53.9%
     
     
    STATE       59.5%                58.9%                   37.8%                 32.5%                52.7%