State education secretary extends timelines for some required tests

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The timeline for taking Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests in reading, math and writing has been extended.

Acting state secretary of education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced the changes, which were made because of instructional time lost due to winter weather.

The period for PSSA reading and math testing still will start on March 17 but will end on April 4 instead of March 28. The makeup period will be April 7 to April 11.

The period for PSSA writing tests still will begin on March 31 but will run to April 11 instead of April 4. Its makeup period will be April 14 to April 25.

There is no change in the testing dates for the PSSA science tests, which are given from April 28 to May 9, as well as the Keystone Exams, which are given from May 12 to May 23.

 

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Education writer Eleanor Chute: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.

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