Berks County PSSA Data


The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) standardized tests annually measure academic performance of public schools and districts. The first year that tests are administered is 3rd Grade. Individual student raw scores are broken into four performance categories:  Advanced, Proficient, Basic and Below Basic.  “Proficient” performance is considered to be performing “at grade level”.


With the 2013 adoption of the PA Common Core Standards, the annual Pennsylvania System of State Assessment (PSSA) tests were updated in Spring 2015. The PSSA test that assesses language and literacy skills is first given in third grade, and the test was enhanced to be in alignment with the new standards and includes increased writing elements. The “cut scores,” or passing levels, were also changed to reflect the new test. 

For more information please visit the PA PSSA website.


View Berks County PSSA Data