PA School Performance Profile for Pine-RichlandThe Pennsylvania Department of Education is releasing what is known as the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. This public site, which is located at http://www.paschoolperformance.org), provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. This performance score is designed with several purposes including:
- To inform the public of school performance and
allow the public to compare schools across the state.
- To give
schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs
- To provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
While public schools across the state have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress, Making Progress, Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action), schools will now receive and academic performance score based upon many data points. Test scores, progress in closing the 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.
Please note that the district provides an in-depth look at academic achievement through the presentation of the Academic Achievement Report each year. You can view that report by clicking this link.
- To inform the public of school performance and allow the public to compare schools across the state.