• 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 Rockwood Area 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 District’s participation rates should be directed to Mary Gosnell, Supervisor of Special
    Education, (814) 926-4688 extension 1116.