State Assessments

  • The following information provides students and parents with updates about state assessments and protocols established by the state and district to implement the assessments. Chapter 4 of the Pennsylvania School Code requires the development of rigorous academic standards and assessments, applicable only to the public schools in this Commonwealth, to facilitate the improvement of student achievement and to provide parents and communities a measure by which school performance can be determined.

    The provisions of Chapter 4 require the state to develop assessments to that determine student proficiency in the Academic Standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Technology. The tables below outline the assessments for grade levels (PSSAs) and assessments upon specific course completion (Keystones).

    2023-24 Hempfield PSSA Testing Dates

    English Language Arts (Grades 3-8)

    April 23, 24, 25, 2024

    Math (Grades 3-8)

    April 29 & 30, 2024

    Science (Grades 4 & 8 only)

    May 1 & 2, 2024


    May 6-10, 2024


    2023-24 Winter Keystone

    Hempfield High School Algebra 1, Biology & Literature January 3-4 and 8-9, 2024
    Hempfield High School Make-ups (all subjects) January 3-17, 2024

    2023-24 Spring Keystone

    Hempfield High School* Algebra 1, Biology & Literature May 13-16, 2024
     Centerville Middle School Algebra 1 May 14-15, 2024
    Landisville Middle School Algebra 1 May 14-15, 2024
    Make-ups All subjects May 13-24, 2024
    *Graduation requirements, as they relate to Keystone Exams, can be found by clicking here.