With educational accountability at the forefront in local communities and at both the state and national levels, expectations for continuous student progress are significant. Pennsylvania’s recently developed and released School Performance Profile is one such accountability system. District constituents can readily access building-level information on both student achievement and growth. Data for each school building, comprehensive career and technical center, cyber charter, and charter school is available to the public on the SPP site, and the ensuing information is a focus of media attention.
The Keystone Oaks School District recognizes the significance of keeping its constituents informed about student progress and cognizant of both strengths and areas of concern within its educational system. This Report of Student Achievement is intended to provide the Board of School Directors, administrators, staff, and community members with a comprehensive overview of student progress across the District. Where available, District performance measures are compared against those at the State and national levels. Assessment information is provided for all grades and subject areas where student performance data exists.
Guided by the PA Core and Academic Standards, the District staff recognizes the common elements that ensure student achievement: curriculum alignment to the Standards, fair and varied assessments of progress, an understanding of lesson design, strong instruction, materials and resources, and interventions/enrichment when indicated. The data shared in this report is used by staff on an on-going basis to guide instruction and planning and to support high achievement across the District.