School Performance Profile
The PA Dept. of Education's release of Pennsylvania’s School Performance Profile (SPP) assesses the academic performance of each school. While schools previously received a No Child Left Behind designation for AYP - Adequate Yearly Progress, public schools will now receive an academic performance score. An online public portal, the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile will now provide demographic data, academic data, and an academic performance score for public schools in the state.
The School Performance Profile utilizes many data points to measure our schools’ academic strength. While we will receive a score for our schools, the more important aspect of this resource is that it allows us to acknowledge our strengths and use the profile as a tool for student improvement.
The School Performance Profile academic performance score is based not only on test scores, but many other factors that signal student achievement. A student growth factor measures how well students are progressing toward proficiency in state assessments. Also measured are graduation and attendance rates and degree of rigorous course offerings at the secondary level.
Many data elements 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. These elements are categorized into five areas:
- Academic Achivement 40%
- Closing the Achievement Gap 10% (Starting next year)
- Academic Growth – PVAAS 40%
- Other Academic Indicators 10%
- Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement (up to 7 points)
Using the data available through the PA SPP provides us with a broader lens to view the academic performance in our schools. Our staff will use these data to evaluate the programs and services provided to our students.
For additional details on how scores are calculated and changes that will occur each year, please explore the links below.