Dear Parents,

         During the month of April, our seventh and eighth grade students will be taking a number of Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams.  Our schedule for taking these assessments is listed below.   Also included on our webpage is general information about this testing - Frequently Asked Questions, Code of Conduct for Test Takers, and Guidelines for Electronic Devices.  I ask that you please review this information, and if you have questions about the PSSA assessments or the rules governing them, please feel free to contact me at 677-7191 ext. 2419.

         Finally, we would like all students to perform to the best of their ability on these state assessments and we need your help.  In order for them to perform well, I ask that they be well rested, eat a healthy breakfast, and be at school on time during the days of testing.  Thank you for supporting your child’s achievement and growth!


    PSSA Assessment                 Grades taking the assessment         Dates 

    English Language Arts                        7th and 8th grades                  April 10, 11, 12

    Mathematics                                      7th and 8th grades                  April  18, 19

    Science                                                 8th grade                            April 24, 25



    Shane Brewer


    Upper Adams Middle School