The Curriculum Department staff support county educational entities with the Pennsylvania state assessment system. The system is composed of assessments and the reporting associated with the results of those assessments. The assessments include the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA), the Pennsylvania Accountability System (PAS), the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS), the Keystone Exams (end-of-course), Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
Assessment on the PA Department of Education website:
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/state_assessment_system/20965Assessment on the SAS Portal: