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Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchor performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchor performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is comprised of multiple assessment anchors that represent categories of subject matter (skills and concepts). A strength profile (low, medium, high) is assigned for each anchor by weighting the anchor raw score by the difficulty of the items. This report examines the percentage of students who scored in the high, medium, and low strength profiles on each of the 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchors from 2014-15 to 2018-19, identifying differences in strength profile patterns by student demographic group.

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA scale scores from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA scale scores from 2014-15 to 2018-19

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) uses scale scores that correspond to performance tiers (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced). This report examines average scale scores for the 3rd grade ELA PSSA from 2014-15 to 2018-19, identifying differences in scale score patterns by student demographic characteristics and by school.

Longitudinal analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners' reading performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19 using aimswebPlus and PSSA performance

Longitudinal analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ reading performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19 using aimswebPlus and PSSA performance

The report is an expansion of a prior report’s discussion of PSSA and aimswebPlus data. The analysis in this report looks more deeply at the differing trajectories of aimswebPlus performance by fall 2015-16 kindergarten aimswebPlus performance group, with comparisons between students who performed in the different spring 2018-19 third grade ELA PSSA performance groups.

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

This brief describes which District-wide tests, among those regularly administered by the Office of Assessment each year, were administered during the mostly virtual 2020-21 school year. For those tests that were administered, details on about student participation are provided.

Four-year analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ aimswebPlus reading and PSSA performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19

Four-year analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ aimswebPlus reading and PSSA performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19

This report examines the reading performance of the 2015-16 kindergarten student cohort over time, including how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment changed between kindergarten (2015-16) and third grade (2018-19), how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment change between kindergarten and third grade by demographic characteristics, and how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment changed between kindergarten and third grade grouped by third grade ELA PSSA performance.

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

This report summarizes Math PSSA performance across four years (2015-16 through 2018-19).  In general, performance across the four years was characterized by incremental year-to-year improvements.

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

An outline of all major assessments that SDP students take in grades K through 12 during the 2020-21 school year.

Third Grade AIMSweb and PSSA Performance, Spring 2018

Third Grade AIMSweb and PSSA Performance, Spring 2018

This brief uses data from spring 2018 to examine the relationship between student performance on the AIMSWeb assessment and the English Language Arts PSSA.

District-Wide Survey Climate and PSSA Scores, 2016-17

District-Wide Survey Climate and PSSA Scores, 2016-17

An investigation of the relationship between school-level responses to District-Wide Survey climate questions and school-level PSSA scores for ELA and math in 2016-17.

Grade 3 ELA PSSA Performance in SDP, 2014-15 to 2016-17

Grade 3 ELA PSSA Performance in SDP, 2014-15 to 2016-17

This brief focuses on District-level progress toward Anchor Goal 2 by examining third-grade performance on the English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA exam over three school years (2014-15 through 2016-17).