Union City

Area School District

107 Concord Street Union City, PA 16438 | 814-438-3804
It is the mission of the Union City Area School District and the community to empower our students to be life-long learners by providing a safe and caring learning environment designed to meet the needs of each individual.

Proudly serving the residents of Union City Borough, Union Township, and Bloomfield Township.

Student Assessment

UCASD Student Assessment Information

Welcome to our district's assessment page, which houses important information regarding our students' participation in statewide assessments, such as the PSSAs and Keystones. You can navigate this page to find:

  1. Copies of the 2022-2023 UCASD Assessment Newsletter, which is published quarterly.
  2. Access to the dates for the statewide testing windows as well as the individual, building-level testing calendars for Winter Keystones, Spring PSSAs, and Spring Keystones.
  3. Copies of the parent letter, electronic device policy, and more from PDE
  4. Direct links to PDE resources for students and families, including the PDE Item Samplers with sample test questions and answers, test design descriptions and blue prints, and scoring guidelines for assessments.
Should you ever have any questions about local or statewide assessments, please contact our District Assessment Coordinator, Mrs. Stacey Dell, at [email protected] or 814-438-3804 ext. 5457.

2022-2023 UCASD Assessment Newsletter

Issue #1 - October/November
Check out our first edition of our UCASD Assessment Newsletter - Issue #1 - October/November 2022! A copy of this newsletter was sent district-wide to families, faculty, and staff on October 11, 2022.

Issue #2 - December/January
Our second issue was sent district-wide on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. You can access it right here: UCASD Assessment Newsletter - Issue #2 - December 2022/January 2023.

Issue #3 - February/March
Our third issue will be sent district-wide on Thursday, March 9, 2023. You can access it right here: UCASD Assessment Newsletter - Issue 3 - February/March 2023.

Each issue of this new newsletter for the 2022-2023 school year will feature important assessment topics, including:
  • Understanding UCASD's Local Assessments (Issue #1 - October/November)
  • Keystone Exams & Act 158 Graduation Requirements (Issue #2 - December/January)
  • Preparing Students for Statewide Assessments (Issue #3 - February/March)
  • Analyzing 2022-2023 Assessment Trends & Planning for the Future (Issue #4 - April/May)
Check back for our next issue's release! As always, as you have any questions or concerns about state or local assessments, do not hesitate to reach out to your School Assessment Coordinator (Elementary School - Ed McMahan; Middle School - Joe Anthony; High School - Anne Conti) or our District Assessment Coordinator, Stacey Dell, who can be reached via email at [email protected]casd.org.

2022-2023 PSSA & Keystone 
Assessment Information

Building-Level Assessment Schedules
Winter & Spring 2022-2023

Information for Students & Families

Note: All parents/guardians of eligible test-takers receive a physical copy of both the Parent Letter and the Electronic Device information for the PSSAs and/or Keystone exams.

Page was last updated on 03/09/2023

Assessment Resources for Students & Families

Access both PSSA and Keystone Information from PDE below. These links take you directly to the Item Samplers and details about the assessments.

PSSAs (Grades 3-8)
Use the links below to learn about the PSSAs and to access resources, including sample questions, test design, and more.

Keystone Exams
Use the links below to learn about the Keystone Exams and to access resources, including sample test questions, test design, and more.
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