By: Delia Geyer/ Content Editor
It’s that time of the year again. With spring near, and over half the school year over, standardized testing is rapidly approaching. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment, more commonly known as “PSSA’s” will begin for third through eighth graders on April 1st, and continue on through April 12th. There will be a short break before they start up again on April 29th, and end May 9th.
Shortly after, Keystone Exams and Advanced Placement (AP) tests will be administered. Keystones will begin in mid-may. The Algebra Keystone will be May 15th. The Literature Keystone will be May 16th, and Biology will be May 17th.
AP tests will be starting May 7th. For Blue Ridge, the first test will be AP Physics on May 8th. AP English Literature and Composition will be on May 9th. AP United States Government and Politics will be May 10th, and AP United States History will be the 11th. The next week will start off with AP Biology (May 14th). AP Calculus will be May 15th. AP English Language and Composition, and AP Macroeconomics will be May 16th, and AP Statistics will be May 17th.
College-bound juniors should also start taking the SAT. Test dates for this will be:
You can register for the SAT through the College Board.
Delia Geyer is a 12th grade, second year journalism student. Her favorite pastimes include playing the violin and the clarinet, and hanging out with her two dogs Beezer and Roger.