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PSSA Validity Study

As part of Pennsylvania's examination of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) investigated whether PSSA scores are appropriately related to other measures of education achievement.  Below are the findings that HumRRO presented to the State Board of Education in 2004 and 2005. 
   

Relationships Among the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Scores, SAT Scores, and Self-Reported High School Grades for the Classes of 2002 and 2003 (April 2004) (PDF)

Relationships Among the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Other Commonly Administered Assessments (May 2004) (PDF)

Relationships Among Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Scores, University Proficiency Exam Scores, and College Course Grades in English and Math (November 2005) (PDF)

Item Content and Difficulty Mapping by Form and Item Type for the 2001-2003 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) (PDF)

PSSA Issues and Recommendations (May 2004) (PDF)