Standardized Assessment Requirement for Criteria-Based Schools
Criteria-based schools are using standardized assessment scores as part of the admissions criteria in the School Selection process.
Student applicants to criteria-based schools are required to submit Spring 2022 PSSA scores (or scores from an approved alternative assessment). The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.
The steps for fulfilling the assessment requirement for criteria-based schools will depend on the type of school the student attended in the 2021-22 school year and whether the student took the Spring 2022 PSSAs (Reading/ELA and Math). See the Standardized Assessment Requirement by Applicant’s 2021-22 School Type chart below for more information.
If an applicant was a School District of Philadelphia student during the 2021-22 school year and took the Spring 2022 PSSAs (both Reading/ELA and Math), no action is required on this page. The system will match the applicant’s PSSA scores to their School Selection application using School District student records.