PSSA Handbook for Assessment Coordinators (click and go to page 11)
Student had a parental exclusion based on other reasons: If a parent refuses to have his/her student
participate in the assessment but does not provide a reason in accordance with Chapter 4 rules, school personnel
must select “Student had a parental exclusion based on other reasons.” Students who do not participate in the
assessment due to parental request will negatively affect the school’s participation rate and can potentially have
a negative impact on the school’s accountability status.