PSSA Toolkit for Elementary Parents

  • PSSA The Pennsylvania Department of Education website offers many useful tools to assist in the preparation of the PSSA Assessments. This section of our Curriculum and Instruction webpages provides direct links to these tools. Click the linked text to go to the specific information provided by PDE.   

     
     


    Fifth Grade


    This PDF file contains sample fifth grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.


    5th Grade ELA Item and Scoring Sampler

    This PDF file contains sample fifth grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.




    Fourth Grade

    This PDF file contains sample fourth grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.

     

    This PDF file contains sample fourth grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.


     
     
    Third Grade

    This PDF file contains sample third grade questions from the multiple choice section and the open ended section, as well as scoring explanations.


    This PDF file contains sample third grade multiple choice questions, open ended questions and scoring explanations.

     

    Writing Guidelines Grades 3 - 5  Narrative - Informational - Opinion