Harrisburg, PA – Gov. Tom Wolf is announcing a major reduction Pennsylvania’s standardized school testing time.

It’s been a constant complaint over the past decade that students were spending too much time preparing for PSSAs and other state assessments, with many teachers saying that they were only able to “teach to the test.”

The Democrat says starting this school year, students in grades 3 through 8 will spend on average 20 percent less time on statewide testing.

Some sections of the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) tests have been removed and other sections have been shortened.


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