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Greensburg Salem Middle School

PSSA Information

2024 PSSA & Keystone Algebra Dates

  • ELA: April 22, 23, & 24
  • MATH: April 29, 30
  • 8th Grade SCIENCE: May 1
  • MAKEUPS: Until May 9
  • KEYSTONE ALGEBRA: May 13 & 14


  • Prior to test administration ALL Electronics (including cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.) MUST be collected by the Test Administrator (TA)
    • Students who use a cell phone as a medical device (e.g., glucose monitoring) may have the device on their desk and must sit in close proximity to the TA's desk. TAs must carefully monitor the student to ensure the student does not access the phone.

  • TAs are to report students possessing or using an unapproved electronic device to School Assessment Coordinator (SAC) immediately. The SAC will confiscate the device and report test security violation to the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC). The DAC will report the violation to PDE. The DAC or SAC should obtain parent permission to view the device and determine if any secure material is located on the device. 

  • Students possessing or using an unapproved electronic device during testing must re-take the assessment by the end of the makeup testing window using a different form of the test.


  • Parents/Guardians submit a request to review PSSA tests NO EARLIER than two weeks prior to the start of the testing window (April 8, 2024), and no later than the final full school day prior to the start of exams (April 19, 2024)
  • A date & time is set up with the school counselor or principal to review the PSSA exams. Assessments must be reviewed on school property and district personnel must be present at all times.
  • At the meeting, parents/guardians will turn over any electronic device to ensure test security, and sign a Test Security Agreement, which states that the person viewing the test will not share anything they have seen on the exam with anyone else
  • If after reviewing the test, parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious beliefs and wish their child(ren) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states their objection