• 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 will 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 upon request,
    removing any personally identifiable information. The Moshannon Valley School
    District anticipates exceeding the 1.0 percent threshold for PASA participation for the 2019-20
    testing cycle.  The necessary justification information has been submitted to the Bureau of
    Special Education.  Questions on the Moshannon Valley School District’s participation rates
    should be directed to Wendy Payne, Director of Special Education at 814-378-7683 ext. 1013.