All students in grades 3-8 will take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSAs). 

 2021 PSSA testing windows are as follows: 


Grade 3-6th   May 5-6th

Grade 7-8th ---May 6-7th

 English Language Arts

Grade 3-6th    May 11-13th       

Grade 7-8th---May 10-12th 


Grade 4     May 18-19th

Grade 8   May 13-14th

Make-Ups -May 10-26th

  All students who have completed Algebra I, Algebra I Part II, Biology, and English 9 will be required to take the Keystone Exam until they have achieved Proficiency or Advanced status. 


 2021 Keystone testing dates: 


Grade 9   May 17-18th


Grade 10   May 17-18th

Algebra I

Grade 8-9     May 19-20th



May 17-26th


Your child’s attendance is especially important during this testing window. Salisbury-Elk Lick School District takes a great deal of pride in our student performance. Parents/guardians can help their children prepare for the test by ensuring that they get plenty of sleep the night before the test, they eat a good breakfast and encourage them to do their best. If at all possible, please refrain from scheduling appointments during the testing period, as there is a specific amount of time for testing. Once students leave the testing session they are not able to come back and continue. Thus, every missing response would be considered as an incorrect answer/response. Again, your child’s attendance is extremely important during the year as well as this window. If you have an appointment previously scheduled, please work with your child’s school to schedule accordingly. 

All students will be included in the assessment, except for a few students who meet specific criteria. Parents and guardians may review the assessments by making arrangements with the School Assessment Coordinator, Mr. Henry. In order to view the exams, Confidentiality Agreements must be signed, and no copies of the assessment or notes about assessment items will be permitted to leave the school. If after reviewing the test parents/guardians find the test to be in conflict with their religious belief and wish their student(s) to be excused from the test, the parents/guardians must provide a written request that states the objection to the Superintendent, Mr. Renzi. 

To save on the amount of paper that goes home, please visit our website to view the various documents listed below, regarding PSSA/Keystone testing information, at 

Once on the page, go to the GUIDANCE tab, click on PSSA/Keystone Testing link. 

  • Cell Phone / Electronic Device Policy 

  • PSSA FAQ s 

  • Keystone FAQs 

  • Student Code of Conduct