Pennsylvania Moves To Dial Back Annual Testing Of StudentsPennsylvania officials are changing standardized tests to reduce their impact on students and teachers.
State To Reduce Amount Of Time Dedicated To Mandatory PSSA Tests In SchoolsSome welcome changes are coming for local schools. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that the required PSSA tests will be reduced.
Test Scores Drop In Pittsburgh Public SchoolsThe Pittsburgh Public Schools District had been making steady improvement, but the 2012 PSSA exams showed a decline in academic performance district-wide in both math and reading.
Study Reviews Academic Benchmarks Of Cyber School Students A Stanford University study of eight Pennsylvania cyber schools found that all of them performed significantly worse than traditional schools in math and reading. Of Pennsylvania's 12 cyber charter schools, only three have made adequate yearly progress in the state evaluating tests -- the PSSAs.