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).

    2022-2023 Hempfield PSSA Testing Dates

    English Language Arts (Grades 3-8)

    April 24, 25, 26, 2023

    Math (Grades 3-8)

    May 1 & 2, 2023

    Science (Grades 4 & 8 only)

    May 3 & 4, 2023


    May 8-12, 2023


    2022-2023 Winter Keystone

    Hempfield High School Algebra 1, Biology & Literature January 4-11, 2023
    Hempfield High School Make-ups (all subjects) January 12-18, 2023

    2022-2023 Spring Keystone

    Hempfield High School* Algebra 1, Biology & Literature May 15-22, 2023
     Centerville Middle School Algebra 1 May 16-17, 2023
    Landisville Middle School Algebra 1 May 16-17, 2023
    Make-ups All subjects May 22-26, 2023
    *Graduation requirements, as they relate to Keystone Exams, can be found by clicking here.