The mission of the Pine-Richland School District is to focus on learning for every student every day. The vision at PRSD emphasizes the fact that learning is reflected in both achievement and growth. In the sixth year of publication, the format and structure of this report have been refined each year to provide descriptive statistics and analyses across a series of standardized assessments. For the 2018 report, we leveraged the support of our Academic Leadership Council members in leading data analysis sessions with our departmental and grade level teams of teachers, who identified and prioritized strengths, opportunities, and action steps to be reflected in the recommendations section. Additionally, we have included information about the benchmark assessments utilized K-12, including STAR 360 (Grades K-6) and Classroom Diagnostic Tests (Grades 7-12), which help us measure student growth and performance throughout the year.
As a disclaimer to all who review this report, it is important to note the narrow focus on standardized achievement test results (i.e., PSSA, Keystone Exams, SAT, ACT, and AP). These are important and high stakes assessments.
However, we also know that measures of school effectiveness and learning are far more comprehensive than the information in this report. Those measures include a holistic look at our schools and students, such as: classroom-based assessments; school climate; participation in extra- and co-curricular activities; graduation rates; attendance; discipline; post-secondary readiness; social-emotional development; wellness; and more.
In 2018 - 2019, we are continuing to focus on making our mission actionable. We have asked, “How do we focus
on academic learning for every student every day?” The academic system at Pine-Richland School District is
illustrated by the following images:
Model for Teaching and Learning
Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)
- ELA and Math
- Decision Trees
- Research-Based Interventions
Continuum of Services
- Special Education
- Gifted Education
- Other Programming