PA School Performance Profile:
What It Means for Pine-Richland School District
The Pennsylvania Department of Education produces the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. This public site, which can be viewed by clicking here, provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state.This performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:
- To inform the public of school performance
- To provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
- To allow the public to compare schools across the state
- To give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs
Previously public schools across the state received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress, Making Progress, Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action). Now, schools will now receive and 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 being factored into the calculation. They include:
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.
- Attendance Rates
- Offering Rigorous Course
In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools within and across the state. The site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in the academic profile.
Administrators and staff in our district review the data and calculations as it is available.