The Every Student Succeeds
Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students
assessed in each subject using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the
total number of all students in the state assessed on the statewide assessments.
Each local educational agency (LEA) must
complete and submit the PASA 1.0 Percent Participation Threshold Justification
to BSE if it anticipates that more than 1.0% of its students enrolled in grades
3-8 and 11 with be assessed using the PASA.
A list of LEAs who anticipate exceeding the
threshold will be made publicly available on the PDE website, in accordance
with 34 CFR 200.6 (c)(3) regulations. LEAs must also make the document publicly
available, removing any personally identifiable information.
The Hopewell Area School District anticipates
exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2021-2022 testing cycle. The necessary justification information has been submitted to
the Bureau of Special Education.
Questions on the Hopewell Area School District participation rates should be directed to Dr. Lynn Utchell, Director of Special Education, 724-375-6691, ext. 3010 or [email protected].