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).
     

    21-22 Hempfield PSSA Testing Dates

    ELA: Grades 3-8

    April 25, 26, 27, 2022

    Math: Grades 3-8

    May 2-3, 2022

    Science: Grade 4 & 8

    May 4-5, 2022

    Make Ups 

    May 6-13, 2022

     

     Keystone - Winter

    Hempfield High School Algebra 1, Biology & Literature January 5-7, 2022
    Hempfield High School Make-Ups (all subjects) January 10-14, 2022
     
     

     Keystone - Spring

    Hempfield High School Algebra 1, Biology & Literature May 18-20, 2022
     Centerville Middle School Algebra 1 May 17-18, 2022
    Landisville Middle School Algebra 1 May 17-18, 2022
     
     
     

Class of 2022 Keystone Requirements

  • Due to Covid-19 school closures in the spring of 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Education has decided that it will not require the class of 2022 (current seniors) to have taken or passed all three of the Keystone tests as a requirement to graduate. Any senior with questions about Keystone exams and graduation requirements should contact their School Counselor.

    Class of 2022 School Counselors

    • Dr. Dacosta - Students with last names beginning with A-K, 717-898-5545
    • Mrs. Romero - Students with last names beginning with L-Z, 717-898-5545