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Which grades take the PSSA?

Grades 3rd-8th

100

What is the difference between a noun and an action verb?

A noun is a person, place, thing, animal, or idea. A verb is a word used to describe an action

100

What are the four main math operations that you use to solve a problem?

The four main math operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

100

What is the best response: Each night before the test, I should go to bed EARLY or LATE?

The best response would be Early

100

Who is the Dean and Assistant Dean of the Lovely Lower School?

Bro. Martinez is the Dean of the Lovely Lower School.

Bro. Dray is assistant dean

200

What are the two main subjects tested on the PSSA?

The two main subjects are ELA/reading and math

200

What genre of stories are based on imagination rather than facts?

The genre of stories that are based on imagination rather than facts is fiction

200

What does the C.U.B.E.S Strategy stand for?

The CUBES Strategy stands for

C-circle key numbers

U- underline the question or task

B- box math action words

E-evaluate which steps to take

S-solve and check

200

What is first step you take before you begin the test (after the teacher says "START")?

The first step we take is to read the directions first

200

Name 3 people that you can talk to if you're feeling discouraged.

Answers may vary

300

In what state is the PSSA administered (or given)?

The state that the PSSA is administered in is Pennsylvania

300

What is the type of story (genre) that tells a person's life written by another person?

The type of story that tells a person's life written by another person is called a biography

300

What do you call the top and bottom part of a fraction?

Numerator and Denominator

300

What does R.A.C.E.S stand for? When should you use R.A.C.E.S?

RACES stands for

R- restate the question

A- answer the question

C- cite evidence from the text

E- explain your evidence / elaborate

S- sum it up and check your work

You should use R.A.C.E.S when you are completing a constructed response/ text dependent analysis

300

What comes next in this song?

"twin, where have you been? "

"nobody knows me like you do nobody gon' love me quite like you, can't even deny it etc

400

What does the abbreviation  "PSSA" stand for?

The abbreviation PSSA stands for Pennsylvania System of School Assessment

400

What type of figurative language is this: An object or abstract idea that is given human qualities or human force.... (For example: "flowers dances about the lawn")

Personification

400

Solve the following problem:

Alex had 33 coins in his collection. He found 4 coins in his house and gave Bill 8 coins. How many coins does Alex have now?

29 coins left

400

Why is it important to take your time on the test? Give an example

Answers may vary

400

What is the principle and virtue of the month? define them both

Nia- purpose

Righteousness - being morally right or justifiable