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TESTING 1, 2, 3: Come learn about the new PSSA, school performance profiles and more.

posted Feb 14, 2015, 1:08 PM by David Ortiz   [ updated Feb 14, 2015, 1:09 PM ]
Which of the following statements is true?
A) PSSAs will be different, and possibly more rigorous, this year.
B) Starting with the class of 2018 (this year's 9th graders) students will have to pass Keystone Exams in order to graduate high school.
C) A new teacher rating system puts more weight on student test scores to determine who is an effective educator.
D) Schools--even high-performing ones like Masterman--will be expected to improve their test scores year after year.
E) All of the above.

It's a new world of standardized testing and school performance ratings in Pennsylvania. Come learn how it will affect your kids. Join us for a special HSA meeting Monday, February 23, 6-7:45 p.m. in the library. Chris Shaffer, The School District of Philadelphia's deputy chief of curriculum and assessment, will give an overview of school performance profiles, value-added assessments and Act 82. Light refreshments will be served. 

To help facilitate the discussion, please submit questions for Mr. Shaffer to address: