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    Electronic Devices are NOT PERMITTED in the testing room including: Cell Phones/Smart Phones/Electronic Devices/E-Readers/Nooks/Kindles/iPads/Tablets/Camera Ready Devices.  Violation of this rule will result in a "Do Not Score" label on the student's test booklet, as well as confiscation of the device and a Level II offense.

PSSA, Keystone, & PASA Exam Testing Dates

  • The West Chester Area School District is offering an opportunity to retest in August for any middle or high school student whose “best” score is non-proficient on the Biology or Algebra Keystone Exam.

    Below are the actual testing dates for the WCASD. These dates fall within the time frame provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education canceled Keystone and PSSA testing last spring as a result of COVID-19. The 2020-2021 Keystone and PSSA assessment windows listed below have been provided to the West Chester Area School District.  If Keystone and PSSA assessments continue to be a requirement for districts in the spring, the district will communicate specific testing dates, protocols, and opt-out procedures at a later date.

Elementary School

Assessment /Grade(s) PSSA Test Dates Make-Up Date
English Language Arts Grades 3-5 April 19-23, 2021 May 3-7, 2021
Mathematics Grades 3-5 April 26-30, 2021 May 3-7, 2021
Science Grade 4 April 26-30, 2021 May 3-7, 2021

Middle School

Assessment /Grade(s) PSSA Test Dates Make-Up Date
English Language Arts Grades 6-8 April 19-23, 2021 May 3-7, 2021
Mathematics Grades 6-8 April 26-30, 2021 May 3-7, 2021
Science Grade 8 April 26-30, 2021 May 3-7, 2021
Assessment Winter Keystone Test Dates Testing Window closes on
Algebra I Canceled Canceled
Assessment Spring Keystone Test Dates Testing Window closes on
Algebra 1 May 17-28, 2021 May 28, 2021

High School

Assessment Winter Keystone Test Dates Testing Window closes on
Algebra I Canceled
Literature Canceled
Biology Canceled
Assessment Spring Keystone Test Dates Testing Window closes on
Algebra I May 17-28, 2021 May 28, 2021
Literature May 17-28, 2021 May 28, 2021
Biology May 17-28, 2021 May 28, 2021
Assessment Summer Keystone Test Dates Testing Window closes on
Algebra 1 July 26-30, 2021 July 30, 2021
Literature July 26-30, 2021 July 30, 2021
  • Additional information on the PSSA Assessments and Keystone Exams may be found through the links located in the left column. Should you have any questions, please contact Steve Werner,  Assessment Supervisor. Download or print the 2019-20 State Assessment schedule.