• Standardized Testing

    Please note that the West York Area School District does not permit Educational Trips during PSSA testing and Keystone Exams.  Please see our District Calendar for these dates.


    PSSA stands for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment. This is one of our state’s standard-based tests to assess student learning and achievement. We use these test scores to determine curriculum areas that may need to be strengthened and to assist our educators in planning lessons and implementing strategies for future school years.

    We administer PSSA tests at various times throughout the school year, depending upon grade level and the subject matter being tested. 


    The Pennsylvania Keystone Exams replaced the PSSA tests for reading, math, and science for 11th grade students starting in 2013. For assistance in interpreting results of these exams, please view the Report Interpretation Guide provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) under