Student Score Reports

Student scores are now reported as scale scores instead of percent correct or total correct scores. Scale scores range from a low of 200 to as high as necessary depending on the difficulty of the test. These scale scores are associated with the performance categories (Emerging, Novice, Proficient, Advanced) based on a standard setting completed by a group of special education, general education, and content area teachers and administrators from across the state. The standard setting allows scores for students taking the PASA to be aggregated with scores for students taking the PSSA for accountability purposes.

Performance categories, scale scores and number of items answered correctly with and without assistance are provided in a Student Score Report generated for parents by PASA and mailed to LEAs in the fall following the test administration. A guide to interpreting the student score reports is available below.

English
Guide to Student Score Reports.

Additional Languages
To receive a copy of the guide in a different language, please contact PASA at PASAtest@pitt.edu.

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