2022 PSSA/Keystone Testing


The district will be administering the PSSAs and the Keystones this year. The results we achieve on these exams provide us with valuable information that can be used to assess our students knowledge of grade level standards, our teaching, and our educational programing. For more testing information, please visit the PSSA page for bells schedules, frequently asked questions, and testing resources. 

Our testing schedule for the Spring of 2022 is as follows:

  • April 25-27 - English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA - Grades 6-8
  • May 2 & 3 - Math PSSA - Grades 6-8
  • May 4 & 5 - Science PSSA - Grade 8 only
  • Keystone Algebra 1 - May 23 & 24 - Grade 8 only

Information for ALL Students

  • The PSSAs must be administered in person.

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Education does not provide a remote option to take the PSSA.

  • All students will need to report to the building to participate in the assessment.

Information for Waterfront Learning Students

  • Waterfront Learning students will attend in person for all testing days.

  • Students will test with their class and/or other classmates, unless PDE approved accommodations are required.

Please understand that during the testing window, pre-approved absences will not be approved.


Jefferson Middle School
21 Moffett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 344-2120



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