Canon-McMillan School District utilizes the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content as the foundation of the academic program, in addition to the newly adopted Common Core Standards.
Standards describe what students should know and be able to do, as they increase in complexity and sophistication, as students progress through school. The Assessment Anchors clarify the standards assessed on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and can be used by educators to help prepare their students for state assessments.
Canon-McMillan School District participates in Pennsylvania’s annual assessments to include the PSSA and Keystone Exams. The PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) is used to measure a student’s attainment of the academic standards. Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in reading and math, while students in grade 5 and 8 are assessed in writing, and students in grades 4 and 8 are assessed in science. The Keystone Exams are designed to assess proficiency in various subjects upon completion of the curriculum. During the 2012-2013 school year, the following Keystone Exams will be administered to students: Algebra I, Literature and Biology. The Keystone Exam is also one component of Pennsylvania’s proposed high school graduation requirements. More information regarding the new Pennsylvania graduation requirements can be found here, New PA Graduation Information
To view Canon-McMillan’s Academic Achievement Report:
click here District Report Card