PA School Performance Profile
An Introduction to the PA School Performance Profile
The Pennsylvania Department of Education released the updated Pennsylvania School Performance Profile on December 11, 2013. This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. The purpose of this score is to inform the public of school performance; provide a building-level score for educators as part of their evaluation system; allow the public to compare schools across the state; and give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs.
Previously, public schools across the state of Pennsylvania received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress). With the new system, schools will now receive an academic performance score based upon many data points. Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation. Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.
Below are links to helpful resources: