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Fogelsville PSSA Orientation Meeting Test Administrators. “BEE ” Prepared for the PSSA It’s Time !. PSSA Orientation Meeting Test Administrators. WELCOME Sign In: Attendance Sheet. 2014 REVISED PSSA TESTING SCHEDULE ELEMENTARY PSSA READING AND MATH ASSESSMENT Grades 3 – 4 – 5

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fogelsville pssa orientation meeting test administrators

FogelsvillePSSA Orientation MeetingTest Administrators

“BEE” Prepared

for the PSSA


pssa orientation meeting test administrators
PSSA Orientation MeetingTest Administrators


Sign In: Attendance Sheet





Grades 3 – 4 – 5

6 Sections 3 Mathematics 3 Reading

Approximately 50 – 70 Minutes per Section

March 24 Mathematics

March 25 Reading

March 26 Mathematics

March 27 Reading

March 28 Mathematics

March 31 Reading

April 1 – April 11 Make Up Testing



Grade 5


Approx. 50 – 60 Minutes per Section

April 8 Writing Conventions

April 9 Writing Prompt # 1

April 10 Writing Prompt # 2

April 11- April 25 Make Up Testing


Grade 4

2 Sections

Approximately 55 – 65 Minutes per Section

April 28 Section 1

April 29 Section 2

April 30 – May 9 Make Up Testing

bee prepared

Review :

  • PSSA Administration Manual(s)
  • Assessment Schedule
  • Ethical Standards
  • Monitoring Information
  • IEP/Chapter 15 Service Agreements

Have Ready:

  • #2 sharpened pencils plus extras
  • Highlighters and sticky notes
  • Quiet activity
  • Testing door sign
  • Pre-coded Student Booklets
  • Scratch Paper
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Do review it and keep it handy!



Fogelsville Contingency Plan for Possible Disruptions to the Testing Schedule

All students must be monitored during bathroom breaks.

Call the Office if a student becomes ill during the assessment. Someone will come to your room to escort the student to the Nurse’s Office. The student’s test materials will be collected and locked in the Counseling Office.

Students are not permitted to carry their testing materials to extended time.

The safety of the students is our top priority. Please respect the integrity of the test.

Call Counseling Office ext. 22510 or Main Office 22000

for Questions and concerns

honey do list

READ all test directions as stated in the administration manual

  • MARK all accommodations on student booklets
  • MAINTAIN assessment security and good testing conditions
  • RETURN scratch paper
  • KEEP TRACK of all absentees
  • KEEP SECURE all test materials
  • SIGN Test Security Certifications

REMOVEor cover Instructional Materials in classroom and hallway

Scoring Guidelines and Formula Sheets are permitted

  • Prohibited: Cell phones, cameras , electronic devices, dictionaries, thesauruses, and spell-checkers
  • Staff cell phones—off and locked in closet for your own protection


  • Can be used except for the Non-Calculator section of Mathematics assessment.
  • Clear memory prior to testing.
  • Calculators cannot be shared.

Response Space

  • Students limited to the response space provided in the answer booklets.
new to do in 2014

New: Review “Code of Conduct for Test Takers” with all students (copy included in packets). Students are required to mark understanding on test booklet.

  • New: Scoring Guidelines & Formula Sheets are distributed to every student (will be included in Testing Bins).
  • New: Student booklets must be collected as students finish his/her test.
New To Do in 2014
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Procedures for Distribution & Collection of Assessment Materials
  • Each test administrator will pick up/count/and sign for test booklets in the Counseling Office daily (8:00-8:30 A.M.)
  • Students should not make extraneous marks in answer booklets. No one should check documents for content, accuracy, completeness or stray marks.
  • Collect & return ALL scratch paper each day—place in Testing Bin.
  • When testing is completed, the teacher will count booklets again and sign. Then the teacher will call the Office to have someone come to their room to pick up their bin or the teacher will bring the bin to the office.
  • Any student requiring Extended Time must be escorted to Debbie Searfoss and/or Helma Rosenthal with the adult carrying the testing materials.
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Calm atmosphere

  • Limit disturbances
  • Give encouragement
  • Positive approach
Bee Cool!

2014 Accommodations for Keystone and PSSA Presentation (PowerPoint)

2014 Accommodations Guidelines (PDF)

Accommodations Guidelines for English Language Learners (PDF)


Make-Up Testing

  • Please complete the Make-Up Testing Schedule each day (included in bin). Include students who were absent the day of the testing. Please keep this form in your testing bin throughout the testing window.

Thank you for your involve-MINT and commit-

MINT to the success of our students!

PSSA 2014

~Helma Rosenthal

  • Special Thanks to Lisa Wolfe @ Ironton for the original creation of this PowerPoint.