Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

The results of the 2008 administration of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) demonstrate that 3rd through 6th grade students in the district scored well above the state average in both reading and math.

RESULTS BY PERCENTAGE

  Grade 3   Grade 4
Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading
District State District State District State District State
Advanced 56 43 34 20 65 50 46 34
Proficient 34 38 59 57 25 30 36 36
Basic 8 14 4 11 5 8 13 16
Below Basic 2 6 3 12 5 12 5 14
  Grade 5   Grade 6
Mathematics Reading Mathematics Reading
District State District State District State District State
Advanced 65 46 39 24 71 47 44 32
Proficient 22 28 38 38 19 26 38 35
Basic 10 16 15 20 7 14 13 18
Below Basic 4 10 9 19 3 14 5 15

Professional Qualifications

Under provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act [20 USC § 6311 (h) (6) (A)], parents or guardians of students in District Title I buildings may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers.

The information is limited to:

  • whether the teacher has met state licensing criteria for the grade level(s) and subject areas taught

  • whether any teacher is on emergency or provisional certification

  • the undergraduate/graduate degree major of the teacher and the field of discipline of the certification or degree

Parents interested in obtaining the information must send a written request to Mr. Thomas Wrobleski, Director of Human Resources. Title I buildings for 2010-2011 include Hahntown, Sheridan Terrace and Hillcrest Intermediate.  

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