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School Performance Profile

Overview of Pennsylvania's Plan

Andrew Coonradt

on 24 September 2013

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Pennsylvania's Plan
School Performance Profile
Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap 5%
Indicators of Academic
Growth/PVAAS 40%
Credit for Advanced Placement
Other Academic Indicators 10%
1. Cohort graduation rate
2. Promotion Rate
3. Attendance Rate
4. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College Credit
5. PSAT/Plan participation
Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap 5%
Percent of achievement gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra 1, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing.
Indicators of Academic
Achievement 40%
1. Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSAs in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing/ Keystones in Algebra 1, Literature, Biology.
2. Percent Competent or Advanced on NOCTI and or NIMS
3. Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA Grade 3 Reading
4. SAT/ACT college ready benchmark
Percent of achievement gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra 1, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing..
A measure of student progress across the tested grade levels in a school in Mathematics/Algebra 1, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing.
1. Percent Advanced on PSSA/Keystone Exams Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing or
Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology

2. Percent Advanced on NOCTI and/or NIMS

3. Percent of grade 12 cohort scoring 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exams
The purposes of the PA School Performance Profile
Provide a building level score for teachers and principals as part of the Educator Effectiveness Program
Provide parents with comparative measures for the school/district of residence, neighboring schools/districts and schools/districts across the state.
To inform the public of the academic performance measures of each school, CTC, cyber charter and charter in PA.
Offer a resource for LEAs to communicate and compare performance, analyze performance indicators as related to achievement, and encourage best practice.
PA School Performance Profile
The PA School Performance Profile will provide a quantitative academic score based upon a 100 point scale for Educator Effectiveness ratings. (Teacher & Principal)

Scores are based on indicators that define a high performing school. The data elements are categorized into five areas.
All Students
Historically Under Performing Students
Building Score
Achievement 50%
Indicators of Academic Achievement 40%
Closing the Achievement Gap - All 5%
Closing the Achievement Gap - HUP 5%

Growth 40%
Indicators of Academic Growth/PVAAS

Other Academic Indicators 10%
This a non-duplicated count of Special Education, Economically Disadvantaged, and English Language Learners.
Achievement Gap
The achievement gap is calculated for each of the PSSA subjects.

Determined by comparing the base-line year (2012-13) of scores to the goal of 100% proficiency.

Benchmark for success is that half of the gap is closed over the course of six years. If a school is on track or exceeding the annual expectation they earn a 100.
August 20, 2013 Pennsylvania's NCLB waiver request was approved.
The waiver applies to all public schools and local education agencies.
AYP is eliminated
Schools will receive a School Performance Profile Score.
Title 1 schools will receive a federal accountability designation. (Reward, Focus, Priority)
PA Educator Effectiveness Project
February 2013
Your Piece of the Pie
The PVAAS Average Growth Index
Employ as an analysis tool to inform goal setting, planning, and allocating resources to improve student achievement.
Compare performance to local schools.
Compare performance to schools with similar demographics.
Communicate performance to various constituencies.
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