2018 PSSA Testing


The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) testing for Middletown Area School District will be administered during the month of April. The following information will assist parents/guardians in partnering with teachers as they work together to provide students with a positive testing experience.

Electronic Devices Statement:
Parents are strongly encouraged to discuss with their children Pennsylvania Department of Education’s statement regarding the consequences of possession of electronic devices during testing: Electronic Device Policy.

Parent Responsibilities:
The following parent tips can help your child have a positive testing experience.

  • Be sure your child gets plenty of sleep during the testing period. Adequate rest provides focus, alertness and clear thinking.
  • Provide breakfast for your child. Starting the day right will boost your child’s energy.
  • Avoid scheduling appointments during testing days.
  • Be prompt for school. Being tardy can interfere with the testing process.
  • Be your child’s cheerleader! Provide positive and uplifting encouragement for your child.
  • Be familiar with the Parent/Guardian Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ sheet.

Subjects Tested:
English/Language Arts (ELA): Grades 3-8
Math: Grades 3-8
Science: Grades 4 and 8 only

Testing Schedule:
All testing is held in the morning.

Fink & Kunkel Elementary
ELA: Grades 3-5, April 10-12
Math: Grades 3-5, April 17-18
Science: Grade 4, April 24-25
Reid Elementary
ELA: Grades 3-5, April 9-11
Math: Grades 3-5, April 16-17
Science: Grade 4, April 23-24
ELA:  Grades 6-8, April 10-12
Math: Grades 6-8, April 17-18
Science: Grade 8, April 24-25
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