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The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is a standard-aligned state  assessment required for every student in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.  The PSSA includes testing in the areas of English language arts, mathematics and science.  It should be noted that only 4th and 8th graders are tested in science.  Testing takes place during the April timeframe.  Please visit the PA Department of Education website for more information for PSSA testing.

Additional information about PSSA testing will be provided as the testing window gets closer.

The Upper Dauphin Area School District uses the following grading system for its courses:

A = 93-100
B = 85-92
C = 75-84
D = 65-74
F = Below 65

Some minor courses use a P (Pass)/F (Fail) system for grading.

Information about Grade Point Averages (GPA) and GPA calculations can be found in the UDAHS Program of Studies for a given school-year.

Upper Dauphin Area School District requires 25 credits for high school graduation.  Students are required to take the Keystone assessments in Algebra, Biology, and Literature.

State of PA Act 158 also mandates students to follow one of the pathways below to qualify for graduation:

  • Keystone Proficiency Pathway
  • Keystone Composite Pathway
  • CTE Concentrator Pathway
  • Alternate Assessment Pathway
  • Evidence-Based Pathway

Please contact the High School Guidance Office for more information: 717-362-8181