School Performance Profile
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has introduced a new way to measure individual school and school district performance. In doing this, it has eliminated AYP (Adequate Yearly Performance) and moved away from the 10-year-old No Child Left Behind criteria.
The State’s new School Performance Profile (SPP) is another way to look at a school and its population. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA’s) will continue to play a major role in measuring performance for grades 3-8. At the secondary school level, a new set of tests called Keystone Exams in Algebra 1, Literature, Biology are currently being administered.
The SPP also takes into consideration each school’s indicators of academic growth and its progress in closing the achievement gap among historically underperforming students. A school district’s promotion rate, attendance record, graduation rate, PSAT participation and advanced placement courses will also have a bearing on a school’s performance profile.
While there is certainly room for improvement, all of our schools – elementary and secondary -- showed growth last year. Maple Shade Elementary School scored in the top 10 percent in the state. The rest of our elementary schools ranked in the middle 75 percent of Pennsylvania Schools. Two of our historically lowest performing schools, Lafayette and Lincoln, showed excellent growth.
Academic Performance Data for our secondary schools may not be currently available online due to coding issues. We have been assured, however, that School Performance Profiles for Truman, Armstrong and Roosevelt will be available by January 2014.
For an Overview of the School Performance Profile, click here.
For Fast Facts about the SPP, click here.
For Key Scoring Elements of the SPP, click here
For your School Performance Profile go to http://www.paschoolperformance.org.