First released in 2013 to reflect data from the 2012-2013 school year, the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile is a new way of measuring student growth and achievement. The PA School Performance Profile replaces the No Child Left Behind designation that school districts received previously. Each public school, cyber and charter school and full-time comprehensive career and technical centers receive a School Performan Profile score.
The School Performance Profile scores are the result of a number of tools used to measure academic growth and achievement, including:
These elements, in addition to others, come together to create the academic performance score. A score is reported for each school and is based upon indicators that define a high performing school in Pennsylvania. The building-level score will be part of an Educator Effectiveness System that will be used to evaluate teachers and principals.
- The Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS), which measures student growth from one academic year to the next.
- The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), which measures achievement at a given point in time (test day) and compares test scores to a set of standards.
- SAT and ACT exam scores
- Attendance and graduation rates
- Participation in Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and college-level course
An online public portal, the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile now will provide demographic data, academic data and an academic performance score for every public school in the state. This data-driven tool will allow the Keystone Oaks community to obtain a more complete view of the district’s academic strengths. The profile provides a tool for district officials to acknowledge areas of success and address areas that require more focus to increase student achievement.