Welcome to the 2017 Item Writing and Handscoring Registration

The objective of the Item Writing and Handscoring Training allows Pennsylvania educators to become familiar with the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and Keystone Exam item writing and handscoring processes.  The workshops will focus on English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science content areas at grade levels ranging from grade 3 through high school.  A train-the-trainer approach will allow workshop attendees to launch effective peer-centered training sessions in their own LEAs.  

  • This training is limited to 66 participants, 22 in each content area
  • Only 1 participant per district or IU can register and attend the training.  This includes all locations and content areas.
  • Past participants are ineligible
  • Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis
  • A wait list will be established for any cancellations
  • The Item Writing and Handscoring trainings will be offered at the following three locations:
    March 22-23, 2017
    Pittsburgh Marriott North
    100 Cranberry Woods Drive
    Cranberry Township, PA  16066
    March 27-28
    Days Inn State College
    240 South Pugh Street
    State College, PA  16801
    April 10-11, 2017
    Radisson- Valley Forge
    1160 1st  Avenue
    Valley Forge, PA  19406

    Please select a location:

    Subject area you want to participate in:
    Please be aware that the ELA sections are at capacity in all locations.  Any additional registrations in ELA at these locations will be placed on the waiting list.

    Grade level:

    Lodging expenses are covered if your destination is located more than 50 miles from your residence to the training location.