PSSA Assessments Released, How Franklin County Schools are Performing

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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today released results from the 2021-2022 school year administration of state-level assessments: the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA), and Keystone Exams. 

“Like states across the nation, we are not yet seeing test results at pre-pandemic levels. However, student performance is generally improving year-over-year and schools across Pennsylvania are working overtime to accelerate learning and meet students where they are at as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Acting Secretary of Education Eric Hagarty.

“We know that assessments show point-in-time data that does not reflect the full scope of learning happening in classrooms across the commonwealth, and we expect student performance will continue to improve as students and educators proceed with a more normalized, uninterrupted year of in-person learning.”    

Data for Franklin County Area High Schools

Fannett-Metal High School met standards in English, language arts, and literature but failed to meet the standard for mathematics and algebra.


Chambersburg Area High School did not meet standards of proficiency in English and literature, and the student group did not meet the standard demonstration for growth. In contrast to Fannett-Metal, Chambersburg Area Senior High School exceeded growth expectations in mathematics and met improvement targets.

Shippensburg Area High School, similar to Chambersburg, did not meet growth standards in English and literature but did show proficiency in mathematics and algebra. They also exceeded growth expectations in mathematics.

James Buchanan High School did not meet the target for English or Mathematics. They also did not meet the target for four-year cohort graduation or regular school attendance.

Greencastle-Antrim High School, met performance targets for percent proficiency in advanced English language arts and met the 2030 statewide goal for mathematics. In the college and career measures by the state, all student groups exceeded performance standards.

Waynesboro Area High School did not meet the percent proficient in English language arts and did not meet standard growth in mathematics. The percentage proficient in mathematics did meet the interim improvement target. Attendance targets also did not meet the performance standard; however, within career standards, all student groups exceeded performance standards.

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