Bill would delay use of PSSA scores for three years

Partners Post, February 2016

More news from the world of high-stakes testing: State Rep. Karen Boback has introduced legislation that would impose a three-year moratorium on the use of PSSA scores in high-stakes decisions involving students and educators.

The PSSAs were changed in 2014 to line up with new academic standards in Pennsylvania that are based on the Common Core. The scoring system for the PSSAs was also changed. These changes went into effect before schools and teachers had time to adjust their curriculum.

Rep. Boback's bill would give schools the additional time they need to adjust curriculum for students.

Stay tuned for more information about this bill.


Return to Partners Post



Sign Up for Partners' Emails

Get the latest news and information from Partners for Public Education.

Email address: