2019 Annual Report - Assessments

COGAT

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), given to students in grades 1 and 3, measures both general and specific cognitive abilities in verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal areas. These results are available from the elementary school principal upon parent request.

PSSA

The Pennsylvania State School Assessment (PSSA) measures how well students have achieved in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Writing according to the state standards.

2019 PSSA Results

Grade Subject Dallastown Pennsylvania
 3 ELA  76.62% 61.9%
 3 Mathematics 70.56% 56.0%
 4 ELA 81.4% 63.6%
 4 Mathematics 60.8% 46.2%
 4 Science 88.2% 77.8%
 5 ELA  71.8% 58.5%
 5 Mathematics 53.2% 43.1%
 6 ELA 78.0% 63.0%
 6 Mathematics 44.9% 39.0%
 7 ELA 66.2% 60.4%
 7 Mathematics 40.5% 38.2%
 8 ELA 64.0% 57.9%
 8 Mathematics 35.3% 32.2%
 8 Science 66.3% 58.2%

KEYSTONE EXAMS

Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments to determine proficiency in the subject. Keystone Exams help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.

2019 Keystone Exam Results

Subject  Dallastown Pennsylvania
Algebra 75.61% 63.30%
Biology 79.96% 63.20%
Literature 79.87% 71.50%



Data source: Keystone Data File, 2019; PDE, https://www.education.pa.gov/DataAndReporting/Assessments/Pages/Keystone-Exams-Results.aspx

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