SOURCE: Chester Community Charter School

Chester Community Charter School

April 06, 2017 10:01 ET

More Than 180 Chester Community Charter Students Participated In PSSA Testing Pep Rally

CHESTER, PA--(Marketwired - April 06, 2017) - Recently, more than 180 Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) third-through-sixth graders participated in a pep rally to create excitement around the upcoming Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) standardized tests. Students competed in a "Family Feud"- style game, and performed PSSA-themed songs and dances that they created. Teachers also took part in the rally by participating in a pie-eating competition.

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When asked about the importance of the PSSA testing, Daniel Babiak, principal of CCCS's Upland Campus, commented, "The PSSA pep rallies are great opportunities to relax for a day. PSSA testing brings added pressure to students and teachers alike, which is not unique to CCCS. It's the creative methods we use to relieve that pressure that make our school community so special."

The PSSA is a series of annual, standardized tests that assess Pennsylvania students, in grades third-through-eighth, in English, language arts, science, technology and mathematics skills. The results of the tests help teachers determine which students might need additional educational support, and assists schools and districts in making improvements to the curriculum.

CCCS's PSSA pep rally aims to make test-taking an enjoyable event for students, in addition to encouraging them to do their best, during the process.

About Chester Community Charter School
Chester Community Charter School opened its doors on September 9, 1998, serving 97 students from its modest, four, meeting rooms, in the lobby of the Howard Johnson Hotel, in Chester, PA. Since that time, the school has steadily 100th Day grown to include more than 3,000 students in 11 state-of-the-art-buildings, spanning three campuses.

Through collaboration with the Gureghian Charitable Foundation, and CCCS' High School Search and Selection Program, more than $9.5 million in scholarships and financial assistance to prestigious private secondary schools has been awarded to 225 of the school's graduates, since 2009.

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