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Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

The annual Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment used both to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards and to determine the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency in these standards. Every Pennsylvania student in 3rd through 8th grade.

Merit’s Language Arts and math software programs correlate to the Pennsylvania's Academic Standards and can help students prepare for the State tests. The content and format of Merit’s programs can help students develop and strengthen their test-taking skills as well as their reading, writing and math skills.

Merit reading software has been proven -- through rigorous, scientifically based research -- to increase both student reading comprehension and standardized test scores. Merit research study findings reveal that education software is an effective tool to improve test scores and academic performance.

Published: July 2015

Merit Software's programs address the specific areas covered on the PSSA tests.

Visit our Curriculum Correlations for Pennsylvania.