Assessment Information for Central Bucks

Central Bucks is proud of the achievement of our students and this page provides links to assessment results and to information about some of the assessments administered to students.

Pennsylvania State Assessment System
The Pennsylvania State Assessment System is aligned with the new PA Core Standards for reading, writing, and mathematics. The assessment of reading and writing are combined into an English Language Arts PSSA (ELA) which in grades 3 to 8. The Mathematics PSSA also changes and is aligned with the PA Core Standards for Mathematics.
Keystone Exams continue to be administered in three subject areas at the secondary level with a statewide requirement of proficiency on the three exams as a graduation requirement. See the Keystone Exam section below for more information.

PSSA Testing 2017-2018
The PA Department of Education has established the testing dates listed below with schools setting their own testing schedules within those windows. Information about testing will be sent home from your child's school as testing dates approach. In addition, click this link for parent information about PSSA testing.

2017-2018 PSSA Testing Windows


April 9 - April 13, 2018

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


April 16 - April 20, 2018

Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Science PSSA

April 23 - April 27, 2018

Grades 4, 8

Keystone Exams
Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments and are administered as students are completing courses related to the three Keystone Exams--Algebra 1, Literature, Biology. Keystone Exams are administered in Literature and Biology in 10th grade during the semester in which a student is taking a Biology or English 10 course. Algebra 1 Keystone Exams are given near the end of Algebra 1 courses in either middle or high school depending on an individual student's course sequence. Schools will inform students about the exact testing dates for their school with testing generally scheduled near the beginning of the testing windows.
Keystone Exams
This link provides information about the statewide administration of Keystone Exams and lists information about the administration of these assessments in Central Bucks.

CB Assessment Projects--Third, Sixth, Ninth Grades and High School

3rd Grade Assessment
Information about exciting changes to the third grade science assessment! Third graders will be conducting motion experiments and analyzing data. To get a closer look at the assessment, see the YouTube link on the next page.

6th Grade AssessmentThe Central Bucks School District’s Sixth Grade Assessment is an authentic school-based experience for sixth grade students to demonstrate their competencies with time management, research skills, expository writing, technological resources, and live audience presentation.

9th Grade Assessment
Take a Stand, the Ninth Grade Assessment Project, specifically targets several of the district’s learning goals, including collaboration and responsible citizenship, while focusing on the skills of researching, analyzing perspectives, and presenting information.

Career Plan
High School Career Plan
Central Bucks students will complete a four step process to assist them with exploring a career that suits their interests and abilities.