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PASA Updates

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires Pennsylvania to ensure that the total number of students assessed in each subject area using the PASA does not exceed one percent of the total number of all the 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 will be assessed using the PASA. A list of the LEAs must also make the document publicly available upon request, removing any identifiable information. The Circle of Seasons Charter School, anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2020-21 testing cycle. The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of Special Education. Questions on the Circle of Seasons Charter School participation rates should be directed to Kiely Ostfeld, MTSS/Title I/ PASA/ IEP Coordinator at

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