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About the PSSA Test (Pennsylvania)

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standardized test administered to public schools in the state of Pennsylvania. Students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English language arts skills and mathematics. Students in grades 4 and 8 are also assessed in skills relating to natural science, including the field of data interpretation and analysis. There are reporting categories for each subject which list eligible content to be tested in each grade. Assessment Anchors specify what is considered eligible content for each grade level tested.  A Proficient or Advanced level is needed to be able to qualify as passing the PSSA.

There are four levels on which a student may score: advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic. The Pennsylvania Department of Education defines the four levels as follows.

 

Advanced

The Advanced Level reflects superior academic performance and excellent work ethic. Advanced work indicates an in-depth understanding and exemplary display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards.

Proficient

The Proficient Level reflects satisfactory academic performance. Proficient work indicates a solid understanding and adequate display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards.

Basic

The Basic Level reflects marginal academic performance. Basic work indicates a partial understanding and limited display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards. This work is approaching satisfactory performance, but has not been reached. There is a need for additional instructional opportunities and/or increased student academic commitment to achieve the Proficient Level.

Below Basic

The Below Basic Level reflects inadequate academic performance. Below Basic work indicates little understanding and minimal display of the skills included in the Pennsylvania Academic Content Standards. There is a major need for additional instructional opportunities and/or increased student academic commitment to achieve the Proficient Level.

PSSA Math Scope & Sequence

CHAPTER 3: GEOMETRY
Unit 1: Lines and Angles

Points, Lines, Segments, and Rays Classifying Lines Angles

Unit 2: 2-Dimensional Figures

Polygons Quadrilaterals Circles

Unit 3: 3-Dimensional Figures

Classifying 3-Dimensional Figures Nets

Unit 4: Graphing and Transformations

The Coordinate Grid Symmetry Transformations Reflections Translations Rotations Dilations

CHAPTER 6: SIMPLIFYING
Unit 1: Positives and Negatives

Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division

Unit 2: Order of Operations/Evaluation

Order of Operations Evaluation Integers

Unit 3: Simplifying with Variables

Combining Like Terms Distributive Property Distributive / Like Terms

CHAPTER 7: EQUATIONS
Unit 1: Beginning Equations

One-Step Equations Two-Step Equations

Unit 2: Intermediate Equations

Equations with Fractions Equations Involving Distributive

Unit 3: Advanced Equations

Variable on Both Sides Variable on Both Sides / Fractions Variable on Both Sides / Distributive

Unit 4: Equations with Decimals

Integer Solutions Decimal Solutions

Unit 5: Introductory Word Problems

Geometry Problems

CHAPTER 10: SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS
Unit 1: Solving Systems

By Graphing By Addition By Substitution

Unit 2: Word Problems

Number and Value Problems

CHAPTER 11: EXPONENTS AND POLYNOMIALS
Unit 1: Exponent Rules

The Product Rule The Power Rule The Quotient Rule

Unit 2: Advanced Exponent Problems

Numerical Bases and Exponents of Zero Combining Exponent Rules

Unit 3: Multiplying Polynomials

The Distributive Property F.O.I.L.

CHAPTER 13: RATIONAL EXPRESSIONS & EQUATIONS
Unit 1: Beginning Rational Expressions

Simplifying Rational Expressions Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Unit 2: Advanced Rational Expressions

Adding Rational Expressions Subtracting Rational Expressions

Unit 3: Rational Equations

Beginning Rational Equations

CHAPTER 14: QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND FUNCTIONS
CHAPTER 16: ANGLE PAIRS, PARALLEL & PERPENDICULAR LINES, & POLYGONS
CHAPTER 20: RADICALS AND RIGHT TRIANGLES
CHAPTER 21: CIRCLES
Unit 1: Vocabulary and Tangents

Vocabulary

Unit 2: Arcs, Central Angles, and Chords

Arcs and Central Angles Beginning Arcs and Chords

Unit 3: Angles and Segments

Inscribed Angles

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