The trend, explained senior high school Principal Frank Rotunda to the school board last week, reflects a consistent improvement in test scores from eighth to 11th grades.
They were fantastic, very encouraging, Rotunda
The PSSA tests, which measure a students ability in reading, writing, science and math, are taken by students in grades three, eight and 11.
However, for juniors, the PSSAs are being replaced by the Keystone tests, which will be administered for the first time next month.
said scores from the Keystones are expected to be completed March 4, giving school districts time to assist those students not proficient in order that they can retake the test in May.