Psychometric Research

Linking Exact Path Diagnostic and Pennsylvania’s PSSA Scores

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Exact Path language arts, math, and reading diagnostic assessments yield highly accurate predictions of student test results on Pennsylvania’s PSSA assessment. This research study linked fall, winter, and spring Exact Path diagnostic scores to spring PSSA scores across all grades 3-8 in math and English language arts. Strong correlations were found between Exact Path diagnostic scores and PSSA scores across all grades 3-8, subjects, and seasons.

In preparation for PSSA assessments, educators can use Exact Path diagnostic results to

  • Predict students’ proficiency on the PSSA
  • Identify students who need additional support
  • Prioritize content areas to focus on
  • Inform data-driven instruction and targeted intervention