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The Penn Hills School District acknowledges that assessment and evaluation of student performance enables students, teachers, and parents to track the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. The process of evaluating student performance must be based on evaluation criteria that are clearly defined and aligned with the District's curricular goals. It must be accurate, valid, and trustworthy. The performance of students will also be compared to the Pennsylvania Core Standards.

Standardized Testing

The Penn Hills School District is able to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of its curriculum through the use of standardized testing. Currently, all students in grades 3 through 8 take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests in English, Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, students in fourth and eighth grades take the PSSA science exam. At the conclusion of Algebra, Biology, and 10th Grade Literature, students take the Keystone Exams. These tests are administered at both the Middle and High Schools.

Assessment Calendar

Recent News

Calendar Reminder

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 26 and NO SCHOOL on Monday, May 29.

As we close out our current school year, we also remind you of the following:

Community-Based Reform Initiatives

Dr. Nancy Hines, Superintendent, addresses the board about community-based reform efforts being undertaken by the District in collaboration with community-based agencies and groups.

Class of 2023 Commencement

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 will be held on June 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium. Beginning at 6:15 p.m., the event will be broadcast live on 


Athletics and Activities Presentation

Stephanie Strauss, the district athletic director, gave a presentation to the board of directors about Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), college recruitment, and public relations during the regular voting meeting in April.

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