Performance Profile

Glossary of Terms

District Overview Fast Facts -
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School Year This data element provides the school year, as indicated, that runs from July 1 through June 30. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)
District Overview Fast Facts - Career and Technical Center
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Career and Technical Center Name This data element provides the name of the Career and Technical Center students from this district may attend. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Career and Technical Center Website This link is the website which may provide additional information about the career and technical center. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
District Overview Fast Facts - District Specifics
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Average Years of Educational Experience (In District) This measure reports the average years of educational experience in this district for teachers. It equals the total number of years of teachers' educational experience within the district divided by total number of teachers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Average Years of Educational Experience (Total) This measure reports the average years of educational experience in educational institutions for teachers. It equals the total number of years of teachers' educational experience divided by total number of teachers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Charter School Enrollment This data element reports the number of district resident students attending a charter or cyber charter school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. This number is exclusive of the district enrollment. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
District Address (City) This data element provides the address of the district office (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
District Address (State) This data element provides the address of the district office (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
District Address (Street) This data element provides the address of the district office (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
District Enrollment This data element indicates the actual enrollment in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment of reported school year. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
District Name This data element provides the name of the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
District Zip Code This data element provides the address of the district office (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Dropout Rate (Percent) Dropout rate is an annual or "event" rate that measures the proportion of students enrolled who drop out during a single school year. Due to availability of data, previous year rates are displayed. It equals the total number of dropouts for the school year divided by the fall enrollment for the same year. The total number of dropouts is counted for the 12-month period from October 1 to September 30, but the total secondary enrollment was obtained using October Student Snapshot enrollment .http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dropouts/7396 Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Enrollment in Partnering Career and Technical Center(s) This data element reports the number of district students enrolled in partnering career and technical centers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Geographic Size of District (Square Miles) This data element indicates the number of square miles within the district boundaries. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Grades Offered This data element indicates the grade levels offered by the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered This data element indicates the number of Advanced Placement courses offered by the district. Advanced Placement courses offer college level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Number of Career and Technical Programs Offered by District This data element reports the number of approved programs offered in the district, exclusive of any supporting Career and Technical Center programs. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Number of Schools This data element reports the total number of schools within the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Percent of Classes Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers This data element indicates the percent of classes in this district taught by highly qualified teachers. It equals the number of classes in this district taught by highly qualified teachers divided by the total number of classes taught. Pennsylvania’s Definition of Highly Qualified Teacher: To satisfy the definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher, teachers must: • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree; • Hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate (i.e., Instructional I, Instructional II or Intern certificate but not an emergency permit); • Demonstrate subject matter competency for the core content area they teach. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Percent of Gifted Students This data element indicates the percent of students in the district with a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students in the district with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP) divided by the total number of students in the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Telephone Number This data element provides the district telephone number. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Website This link is the website which may provide additional information about the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
District Overview Fast Facts - Link to Supplemental Reports
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School Safety Report The School Safety Report serves as a data collection vehicle, content distribution and report repository for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools. Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) data is collected annually and aggregated into an assortment of public and private reports. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Special Education Data Report Annual data reporting by LEAs that reports LEA performance on state performance plan Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
State Audit State audit designed to answer certain questions regarding the District's compliance with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements, and administrative procedures, and to determine the status of corrective action taken by the District in response to prior audit recommendations. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
District Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment by Gender
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Female This data element indicates the percent of female students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of female students in the district divided by the total district population. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Male This data element indicates the percent of male students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of male students in the district divided by the total district population. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
District Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment By Race/Ethnicity
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American Indian/Alaskan Native (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) native students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Asian (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Asian native students (not Hispanic) in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Asian native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. ASIAN - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Black or African American (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Black or African American (not Hispanic) students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Black or African American (not Hispanic) native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Hispanic (any race) This data element indicates the percent of Hispanic students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Hispanic native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. HISPANIC – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Multi-Racial (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of multi-racial (not Hispanic) students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of multi-racial (not Hispanic) native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. Multi-racial (not Hispanic) - A person who is identified as 2 or more races. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
White (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of white (not Hispanic) students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of white (not Hispanic) native students in the district divided by total district enrollment. WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
District Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment by Student Groups
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Economically Disadvantaged This data element indicates the percent of students who are considered economically disadvantaged in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students identified as economically disadvantaged in the district divided by total district enrollment. It is at the discretion of the District to determine if a student is economically disadvantaged. Poverty data sources such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cases, census poor, Medicaid, children living in institutions that are neglected or delinquent, those supported in foster homes or free/reduced price lunch eligibility may be used. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
English Language Learner This data element indicates the percent of students enrolled in English as a Second Language program in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students identified as English Language Learners in the district divided by total district enrollment. English Language Learner (ELL): A limited English proficient student defined as one who: 1) was not born in the United States or whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; or is a Native American or Alaska Native who is a native resident of the outlying areas and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on such an individual’s level of English language proficiency; or is migratory and whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and 2) has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language and whose difficulties may deny such individual the opportunity to learn successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English or to participate fully in an English speaking society. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Special Education This number is based on PIMS October Student Snapshot enrollment, CTCs, AND PennData December collection (other settings). It represents total percent enrollment in the district, for Special Education reporting purposes, and includes all special education students enrolled in the district regardless of the location receiving services. This number represents the PIMS October Snapshot enrollment, plus Comprehensive CTC students mapped back to their district of residence (provided by PIMS), plus any special education students receiving services in other locations outside of a public school building. This total includes school age students only. Special Education: A student receiving specially designed instruction consistent with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA – Part B). This does not include students with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP). An IEP is a written annual educational plan that is developed, reviewed, and revised by an IEP team in accordance with the regulations governing special education programs in Pennsylvania. The IEP specifies the individual educational needs of the child who is eligible for special education and what education and related services are necessary to meet those needs. Source: PA School Code, Chapter 14 Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/PennData
District Overview Fast Facts - Supporting Intermediate Unit
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Intermediate Unit Name This data element provides the name of the intermediate unit that provides support to the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Intermediate Unit Website This link is the website for the intermediate unit that provides support to the district. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Miscellaneous
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Attendance Rate - Prior Year This measure for the reported year is the attendance rate calculated for two fiscal years prior to the reported year and is used to measure improvement in attendance rate. The value equals the sum of the student’s average daily attendance divided by average daily membership multiplied by 100. The Annual Measurable Objective is met if the attendance rate is 90% or higher or if there is improvement from the prior year’s attendance rate. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management
Attendance Rate – Reported Year Due to availability of data, this measure is based upon previous fiscal year's data. The value represented for the reported year equals the sum of the student's average daily attendance divided by average daily membership multiplied by 100. The Annual Measurable Objective is met if the attendance rate is 90% or higher or if there is improvement from the prior year's attendance rate. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management
Grade 12 Enrollment This measure reports the actual grade 12 enrollment in the school based on May Student Snapshot enrollment of the reported school year. If the May Student Snapshot was not completed, the October Student Snapshot is used. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Academic Data - Academic Performance Fast Facts
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Students Eligible for Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program This status indicates eligibility for students residing within the boundaries of a low-achieving school to apply for a scholarship to attend another public or nonpublic school. Eligibility is for the school year following the reported SPP. A low-achieving school is defined as a public elementary or secondary school ranking in the bottom 15 percent of their designation as an elementary or secondary school based on the combined math and reading scores on the previous school year's PSSA. http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_services_office/9153/p/1202312 Pennsylvania Department of Education, School Services Office
School Academic Data - Advanced Placement Achievement
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Number of Grade 12 Students with Record of Scoring 3 or Higher on any AP Exam or 4 or Higher on any IB Exam This measure reports the number of 12th grade students scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP exam or 4 or higher on at least one IB Diploma exam taken at any time over the course of their educational experience. Advanced Placement and IB Diploma courses offer college level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate Diploma, or College Credit Offered
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English Language and Literature - AP Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one English Language and Literature course through Advanced Placement and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
English Language and Literature - IB Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one English Language and Literature course through IB and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
English Language and Literature - Other Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one English Language and Literature course through a college credit program such as college in the high school and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Life and Physical Sciences - AP Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Life and Physical Sciences course through Advanced Placement and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Life and Physical Sciences - IB Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Life and Physical Sciences course through IB and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Life and Physical Sciences - Other Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Life and Physical Sciences course through a college credit program such as college in the high school and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Mathematics - AP Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Mathematics course through Advanced Placement and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Mathematics - IB Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Mathematics course through IB and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Mathematics - Other Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Mathematics course through a college credit program such as college in the high school and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Social Sciences and History - AP Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Social Sciences and History course through Advanced Placement and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Social Sciences and History - IB Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Social Sciences and History course through IB and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Social Sciences and History - Other Offered This value indicates a school has enrollment in at least one Social Sciences and History course through a college credit program such as college in the high school and can verify enrollment in the course. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Academic Data - Building Level Academic Score
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Final Academic Score This measure equals the calculated score for a school with the added extra credit for advanced achievement. The final academic score is displayed as the Building Level Academic Score and as part of the View Calculation display under the Academic Performance tab. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - Calculation for Academic Perfomance Measure
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Calculated Score = Total Earned Points/Possible Points This value equals the total earned points for a school divided by the total possible points the school could have earned. Data elements for which there are less than 11 students represented or are not applicable are not included. The calculated score is displayed as part of the View Calculation display under the Academic Performance tab. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement
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Percent 3 or Higher on any AP Exam or 4 or Higher on any IB Exam This performance measure represents the percent of 12th grade students scoring 3 or higher on at least one AP exam or 4 or higher on at least one IB Diploma exam taken over the course of their educational experience. The reported performance measure is determined by multiplying the actual percent by a factor of 2.5. The performance measure cannot exceed 100. Advanced Placement and IB Diploma courses offer college level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. The actual percent equals the number of 12th grade students scoring 3 or higher on any AP exam or 4 or higher on at least one IB Diploma exam divided by the number of 12th grade students in the May snapshot enrollment. The performance measure is the actual percent multiplied by a factor of 2.5. This is based upon the number of students in the grade 12 cohort – not the number of tests taken. The performance measure is a scaled score: if 40% or more of the Grade 12 cohort have a record of an AP exam score of 3 or higher or 4 or higher on at least one IB Diploma exam, the performance score is 100 (40 x 2.5). Otherwise, the performance score is the percent of the Grade 12 cohort who earned an AP score of 3 or higher or 4 or higher on at least one IB Diploma exam multiplied by 2.5. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Percent Advanced - Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments This performance measure represents the percent of students scoring Advanced on Industry Standards-Based assessments that include the NOCTI/NIMS assessments. [This data reflects NOCTI or NIMS student technical assessment results associated with a student’s enrollment in an approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) program during the reported school year with related student CTE program instruction provided at this school or a Pennsylvania Secondary Career and Technical Center (CTC).] NOCTI is designed to measure an individual's knowledge of basic processes including the identification and use of terminology and tools. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies individual skills against the national standards. The performance measure equals the number of students scoring Advanced on the NOCTI/NIMS divided by the total number of test takers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Career and Technical Education Information System (CATS)
Percent PSSA Advanced - Writing This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Advanced on the Writing PSSA. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Writing PSSA applies to students in grades 5 and 8. There is no alternative assessment for Writing. The number of students scoring Advanced on the Writing PSSA divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Percent PSSA/Keystone Advanced - ELA/Literature This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Advanced on the ELA PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The ELA PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The ELA PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Advanced on the ELA PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Percent PSSA/Keystone Advanced - Mathematics/Algebra I This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Advanced on the Mathematics PSSA/Algebra I Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Mathematics PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Mathematics PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Advanced on the Mathematics PSSA/Algebra I Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Percent PSSA/Keystone Advanced - Reading/Literature This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Advanced on the Reading PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Reading PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Reading PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Advanced on the Reading PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Percent PSSA/Keystone Advanced - Science/Biology This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Advanced on the Science PSSA/Biology Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Science PSSA applies to students in grades 4 and 8. The Science PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 4, 8 and 11. Biology Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Advanced on the Science PSSA/Biology Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
School Academic Data - Indicators of Academic Achievement
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ELA/Literature- Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA/Keystone This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The ELA PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The ELA PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the ELA PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Grade 3 ELA- Percent Proficient or Advanced This performance measure represents the percentage of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Grade 3 ELA PSSA. It includes all students who take the Grade 3 ELA PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Grade 3 ELA PSSA divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Grade 3 Reading - Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA This performance measure represents the percentage of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Grade 3 Reading PSSA. It includes all students who take the Grade 3 Reading PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Grade 3 Reading PSSA divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments - Percent Competent or Advanced This performance measure represents the percent of students scoring Competent or Advanced on Industry Standards-Based assessments that include the NOCTI/NIMS assessments. [This data reflects NOCTI or NIMS student technical assessment results associated with a student’s enrollment in an approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) program during the reported school year with related student CTE program instruction provided at this school or a Pennsylvania Secondary Career and Technical Center (CTC).] NOCTI is designed to measure an individual's knowledge of basic processes including the identification and use of terminology and tools. National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certifies individual skills against the national standards. The performance measure equals the number of students scoring Competent or Advanced on the NOCTI/NIMS divided by the total number of test takers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Career and Technical Education Information System (CATS)
Mathematics/Algebra I - Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA/Keystone This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Mathematics PSSA/Algebra I Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Mathematics PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Mathematics PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Algebra I Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Mathematics PSSA/Algebra I Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Reading/Literature - Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA/Keystone This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Reading PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Reading PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Reading PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Reading PSSA/Literature Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
SAT/ACT College Ready Benchmark This performance measure represents the percent of 12th grade students scoring 1550 or higher on the SAT and/or 22 or higher on the ACT taken at any time over the course of their educational experience. The reported performance measure is determined by multiplying the actual percent by a factor of 2.5. The performance measure cannot exceed 100. Students scoring 1550 or higher on the 3 areas of the SAT and/or 22 or higher on the ACT have a high likelihood of success in their freshman year in college. This performance measure is based upon the grade 12 cohort and the percent who earn a total score of 1550 or higher on the SAT and/or 22 or higher on the ACT. This is based upon the number of students in the grade 12 cohort – not the number of tests taken. Scoring is based on students’ highest total scores. The performance measure is a scaled score: if 40% or more of the Grade 12 cohort’s SAT/ACT scores have met the college ready benchmark, the performance measure is 100 (40 x 2.5). Otherwise, the performance measure is the percent of the Grade 12 cohort’s SAT/ACT scores that have met the college ready benchmark multiplied by 2.5. The number of 12th grade students scoring 1550 or higher on the SAT plus the number of students scoring 22 or higher on the ACT, divided by the number of 12th grade students in the May snapshot enrollment determine the Grade 12 cohort’s SAT/ACT scores that have met the college ready benchmark. This number multiplied by a factor of 2.5 determines the actual performance measure. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Science/Biology - Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA/Keystone This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Science PSSA/Biology Keystone Exam. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Science PSSA applies to students in grades 4 and 8. The Science PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 4, 8 and 11. Biology Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Science PSSA/Biology Keystone Exam divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Writing - Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA This performance measure represents the percentage of all students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Writing PSSA. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Writing PSSA applies to students in grades 5 and 8. There is no alternative assessment for Writing. The number of students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Writing PSSA divided by the total number of test takers who were enrolled for a full academic year determine this percentage. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
School Academic Data - Indicators of Academic Growth/PVAAS
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ELA/Literature - Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the ELA PSSA or Literature Keystone Exam relative to changes in their achievement level/entering achievement during the reported year. The ELA PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Academic growth reported for Keystones ONLY includes the scores of students enrolled in a Keystone course at the time they took the respective Keystone exam for students in the class of 2016 or earlier. For students in the class of 2017 and therafter, academic growth reported for Keystones includes the scores of all students taking a Keystone exam. The Pennsylvania Added Assessment System (PVAAS) Growth Index is the basis for the Annual Academic Growth calculation. The PVAAS Growth Index is the growth measure (change of the achievement level for a group of students across grades) divided by the standard error (level of evidence one has around a particular measure in relationship to the amount of growth made with a group of students). Details on the calculation can be found on the PVAAS Password Protected Website: pvaas.sas.com; Under Reports Tab, AGI for SPP Report. The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a scale ranging from 50 to 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index for a school is a zero, then the school score is 75. If the PVAAS Growth Index is 3 or higher, the school performance measure score is 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index is -3 or lower, the school score is 50. (A score can be no lower than 50.) Performance measure scores are scaled proportionally within the range of -3 to +3: -3 to -2 (50.0 to 60.0), -2 to -1 (60.0 to 70.0), -1 to +1 (70.0 to 80.0), +1 to +2 (80.0 to 90.0), +2 to +3 (90.0 to 100.0). SAS, Inc.
Mathematics/Algebra I - Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the Mathematics PSSA or Algebra I Keystone Exam relative to changes in their achievement level/entering achievement during the reported year. The Mathematics PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Academic growth reported for Keystones ONLY includes the scores of students enrolled in a Keystone course at the time they took the respective Keystone exam for students in the class of 2016 or earlier. For students in the class of 2017 and therafter, academic growth reported for Keystones includes the scores of all students taking a Keystone exam. The Pennsylvania Added Assessment System (PVAAS) Growth Index is the basis for the Annual Academic Growth calculation. The PVAAS Growth Index is the growth measure (change of the achievement level for a group of students across grades) divided by the standard error (level of evidence one has around a particular measure in relationship to the amount of growth made with a group of students). Details on the calculation can be found on the PVAAS Password Protected Website: pvaas.sas.com; Under Reports Tab, AGI for SPP Report. The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a scale ranging from 50 to 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index for a school is a zero, then the school score is 75. If the PVAAS Growth Index is 3 or higher, the school performance measure score is 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index is -3 or lower, the school score is 50. (A score can be no lower than 50.) Performance measure scores are scaled proportionally within the range of -3 to +3: -3 to -2 (50.0 to 60.0), -2 to -1 (60.0 to 70.0), -1 to +1 (70.0 to 80.0), +1 to +2 (80.0 to 90.0), +2 to +3 (90.0 to 100.0). SAS, Inc.
Reading/Literature - Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the Reading PSSA or Literature Keystone Exam relative to changes in their achievement level/entering achievement during the reported year. The Reading PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Academic growth reported for Keystones ONLY includes the scores of students enrolled in a Keystone course at the time they took the respective Keystone exam for students in the class of 2016 or earlier. For students in the class of 2017 and therafter, academic growth reported for Keystones includes the scores of all students taking a Keystone exam. The Pennsylvania Added Assessment System (PVAAS) Growth Index is the basis for the Annual Academic Growth calculation. The PVAAS Growth Index is the growth measure (change of the achievement level for a group of students across grades) divided by the standard error (level of evidence one has around a particular measure in relationship to the amount of growth made with a group of students). Details on the calculation can be found on the PVAAS Password Protected Website: pvaas.sas.com; Under Reports Tab, AGI for SPP Report. The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a scale ranging from 50 to 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index for a school is a zero, then the school score is 75. If the PVAAS Growth Index is 3 or higher, the school performance measure score is 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index is -3 or lower, the school score is 50. (A score can be no lower than 50.) Performance measure scores are scaled proportionally within the range of -3 to +3: -3 to -2 (50.0 to 60.0), -2 to -1 (60.0 to 70.0), -1 to +1 (70.0 to 80.0), +1 to +2 (80.0 to 90.0), +2 to +3 (90.0 to 100.0). SAS, Inc.
Science/Biology - Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the Science PSSA or Biology Keystone Exam relative to changes in their achievement level/entering achievement during the reported year. The Science PSSA applies to students in grades 4 and 8. Academic growth reported for Keystones ONLY includes the scores of students enrolled in a Keystone course at the time they took the respective Keystone exam for students in the class of 2016 or earlier. For students in the class of 2017 and therafter, academic growth reported for Keystones includes the scores of all students taking a Keystone exam. The Pennsylvania Added Assessment System (PVAAS) Growth Index is the basis for the Annual Academic Growth calculation. The PVAAS Growth Index is the growth measure (change of the achievement level for a group of students across grades) divided by the standard error (level of evidence one has around a particular measure in relationship to the amount of growth made with a group of students). Details on the calculation can be found on the PVAAS Password Protected Website: pvaas.sas.com; Under Reports Tab, AGI for SPP Report. The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a scale ranging from 50 to 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index for a school is a zero, then the school score is 75. If the PVAAS Growth Index is 3 or higher, the school performance measure score is 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index is -3 or lower, the school score is 50. (A score can be no lower than 50.) Performance measure scores are scaled proportionally within the range of -3 to +3: -3 to -2 (50.0 to 60.0), -2 to -1 (60.0 to 70.0), -1 to +1 (70.0 to 80.0), +1 to +2 (80.0 to 90.0), +2 to +3 (90.0 to 100.0). SAS, Inc.
Writing - Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the Writing PSSA relative to changes in their achievement level/entering achievement during the reported year. The Writing PSSA applies to students in grades 5 and 8. The Pennsylvania Added Assessment System (PVAAS) Growth Index is the basis for the Annual Academic Growth calculation. The PVAAS Growth Index is the growth measure (change of the achievement level for a group of students across grades) divided by the standard error (level of evidence one has around a particular measure in relationship to the amount of growth made with a group of students). Details on the calculation can be found on the PVAAS Password Protected Website: pvaas.sas.com; Under Reports Tab, AGI for SPP Report. The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a scale ranging from 50 to 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index for a school is a zero, then the school score is 75. If the PVAAS Growth Index is 3 or higher, the school performance measure score is 100. If the PVAAS Growth Index is -3 or lower, the school score is 50. (A score can be no lower than 50.) Performance measure scores are scaled proportionally within the range of -3 to +3: -3 to -2 (50.0 to 60.0), -2 to -1 (60.0 to 70.0), -1 to +1 (70.0 to 80.0), +1 to +2 (80.0 to 90.0), +2 to +3 (90.0 to 100.0). SAS, Inc.
School Academic Data - Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap - All Students
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ELA/Literature - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for all students in ELA/Literature. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The ELA PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Mathematics/Algebra I - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for all students in Mathematics/Algebra I. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Mathematics PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Reading/Literature - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for all students in Reading/Literature. It includes all students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Reading PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Reading PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Science/Biology - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for all students in Science/Biology. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Science PSSA applies to students in grades 4 and 8. Biology Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Writing - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for all students in Writing. It includes all students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Writing PSSA applies to students in grades 5 and 8. There is no alternative assessment for Writing. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap - Historically Underperforming Students
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ELA/Literature - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students in ELA/Literature. It includes historically underperforming students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The ELA PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The historically underperforming student group is a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities with an individualized education plan (IEP), students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Mathematics/Algebra I - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students in Mathematics/Algebra I. It includes historically underperforming students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Mathematics PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The historically underperforming student group is a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities with an individualized education plan (IEP), students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Reading/Literature - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students in Reading/Literature. It includes historically underperforming students who take the PSSA or PASA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Reading PSSA applies to students in grades 3 through 8. The Reading PASA is the alternative assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and 11. Literature Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The historically underperforming student group is a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities with an individualized education plan (IEP), students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Science/Biology - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students in Science/Biology. It includes historically underperforming students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Science PSSA applies to students in grades 4 and 8. Biology Keystone scores reflect students’ best score to date for all 11th grade students enrolled in the school for the full academic year. The historically underperforming student group is a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities with an individualized education plan (IEP), students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Writing - Percent of Required Gap Closure Met This performance measure represents the success in closing the achievement gap for historically underperforming students in Writing. It includes historically underperforming students who take the PSSA and were enrolled for a full academic year. The Writing PSSA applies to students in grades 5 and 8. There is no alternative assessment for Writing.The historically underperforming student group is a non-duplicated count of students with disabilities with an individualized education plan (IEP), students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and Economically Disadvantaged (ED) students. The achievement gap performance measure is determined by comparing the percent of students who are proficient or advanced in a baseline year with 100% proficiency. Once the achievement gap is determined, schools are measured on the success in closing that gap. The benchmark for success is defined as fifty percent (one-half of the achievement gap) closed over a six-year period. This success rate is measured annually such that if a school is on track or exceeding the annual rate needed to close the gap, a score of 100 is earned for the performance measure. If a school has closed 80% of the gap, a score of 80 is earned. A school not making any progress in closing the gap or even widening the gap earns a score of zero. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - Other Academic Indicators
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Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College Credit This performance measure represents academic rigor evidenced by student enrollment in AP, IB or college credit coursework in each of the four core academic areas: (English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Life and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and History). A school is awarded maximum score – a performance measure of 100 with a minimum of one offering/enrollment in each of four core areas; offering/enrollment in three core areas equals a score of 75; two core areas equals a score of 50; one core area equals a score of 25; no offerings equals a 0. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Attendance Rate Due to availability of data, this measure is based upon previous fiscal year's data. The value represented for the reported year equals the sum of the student's average daily attendance divided by average daily membership multiplied by 100. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management
Cohort Graduation Rate This performance measure represents the percent of students in the school who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma. The value represented for the reported year is the graduation rate calculated for one year previous to the reported year due to availability of this data and equals the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. Please see http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/guid/hsgrguidance.pdf for more information. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Promotion Rate This performance measure represents the percent of students promoted in each grade for the school (based upon previous year's data). To calculate, the previous year's "Repeating Last Year" PIMS Field 46 is compared with the prior year record of attendance. If a student is in the same grade for both years, that student is considered to have been retained. This number is divided by the October Student Snapshot enrollment to establish a retention rate. The promotion rate is the retention rate subtracted from 100. For example, if the retention rate is 2.5%, 100 minus 2.5 = 97.5 or the promotion rate. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
PSAT/Plan Participation This performance measure represents the percent of 12th grade students who have taken the PSAT or Plan at any time over the course of their educational experience. Students who take PSAT/Plan tend to score higher on SAT and ACT; thus, this indicator measures the percent of the grade 12 cohort who took the PSAT or Plan at some point in their school experience. PDE’s current benchmark is defined as sixty percent of students in the grade 12 cohort will have taken the PSAT or Plan. If the school meets the 60% benchmark, then it receives a maximum score of 100 (60 x 1.667) for this performance measure. Thirty percent participation would receive a score of 50 (30 x 1.667), etc. (Scoring is scaled proportionally using the multiplier of 1.667.) The actual percent equals the number of 12th grade students who have taken the PSAT plus the number of students who have taken the Plan, divided by the number of 12th grade students in the May snapshot enrollment. The performance measure is the actual percent multiplied by a factor of 1.667. This is based upon the number of students in the grade 12 cohort. The performance measure is a scaled score: if 60% or more of the Grade 12 cohort have a record of taking the PSAT or Plan, the performance measure is 100 (60 x 1.667). Otherwise, the performance measure is the actual percent multiplied by a factor of 1.667. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
School Academic Data - PSAT/Plan Participation
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Number of Grade 12 students with record of taking the Plan This measure reports the number of 12th grade students who have taken the Plan at any time over the course of their educational experience. ACT, Inc.
Number of Grade 12 students with record of taking the PSAT This measure reports the number of 12th grade students who have taken the PSAT at any time over the course of their educational experience. The College Board
School Academic Data - SAT/ACT College Ready Benchmark
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Number of Grade 12 Students with Record of Scoring 1550 or Higher on the SAT This measure reports the number of Grade 12 Students Scoring 1550 or Higher on the SAT taken at any time over the course of their educational experience The College Board
Number of Grade 12 Students with Record of Scoring 22 or Higher on the ACT This measure reports the number of 12th grade students scoring 22 or higher on the ACT taken at any time over the course of their educational experience. ACT, Inc.
School Accountability - Accountability (AMO - Reported)
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ESEA Designation This indicator represents the designation of school status based upon performance criteria and four Annual Measurable Objectives as required under ESEA Flexibility. A Title I school may be designated as one of the following: Reward (High Achievement), Reward (High Progress), Focus, Priority, No Designation. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Assessment and Accountability (BAA)
Test Participation Rate: ELA/Literature - All Students This rate equals the number of students with a scored ELA PSSA/PASA exam plus the number of grade 11 students with a Literature Keystone Exam score, divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA and the grade 11 May enrollment snapshot. This annual measurable objective is met if the test participation is 95% or higher. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Test Participation Rate: Mathematics/Algebra I - All Students This rate equals the number of students with a scored Mathematics PSSA/PASA exam plus the number of grade 11 students with a Algebra I Keystone Exam score, divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA and the grade 11 May enrollment snapshot. This annual measurable objective is met if the test participation is 95% or higher. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Test Participation Rate: Reading/Literature - All Students This rate equals the number of students with a scored Reading PSSA/PASA exam plus the number of grade 11 students with a Literature Keystone Exam score, divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA and the grade 11 May enrollment snapshot. This annual measurable objective is met if the test participation is 95% or higher. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Test Participation Rate: Science/Biology - All Students This rate equals the number of students with a scored Science PSSA exam plus the number of grade 11 students with a Biology Keystone Exam score, divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA and the grade 11 May enrollment snapshot. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
Test Participation Rate: Writing - All Students This rate equals the number of students with a scored Writing PSSA exam divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA. Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)
School Overview Fast Facts - Career and Technical Programs
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Career and Technical Center Name This data element provides the name of the Career and Technical Center students from this school may attend. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Career and Technical Center Website This link is the website which may provide additional information about the career and technical center. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Career and Technical Programs This information represents the career and technical programs offered by this CTC during the reported school year. (Please visit the website for this CTC for additional information.) Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
School Overview Fast Facts - Link to Supplemental Reports
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School Safety Report The School Safety Report serves as a data collection vehicle, content distribution and report repository for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools. Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) data is collected annually and aggregated into an assortment of public and private reports. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)
Special Education Data Report The Special Education Data Report provides annual data reporting by LEAs on LEA performance on the state performance plan. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)
State Audit The state audit is designed to answer certain questions regarding district compliance with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements, and administrative procedures, and to determine the status of corrective action taken by the district in response to prior audit recommendations. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)
School Overview Fast Facts - Member District Enrollment
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Member District Enrollment Name The information listed indicates the name(s) of the school district(s) sending students to this CTC. Also listed are the number of students from the associated district attending the CTC and the corresponding percent of enrollment at the CTC that the district represents. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
Member District Enrollment Number The information listed indicates the name(s) of the school district(s) sending students to this CTC. Also listed are the number of students from the associated district attending the CTC and the corresponding percent of enrollment at the CTC that the district represents. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
Member District Enrollment Percent The information listed indicates the name(s) of the school district(s) sending students to this CTC. Also listed are the number of students from the associated district attending the CTC and the corresponding percent of enrollment at the CTC that the district represents. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
School Overview Fast Facts - Other Indicators
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School Year This data element provides the school year, as indicated, that runs from July 1 through June 30. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)
School Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment by Gender
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Female This data element indicates the percent of female students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of female students in the school divided by the total school population. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Male This data element indicates the percent of male students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of male students in the school divided by the total school population. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment By Race/Ethnicity
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American Indian/Alaskan Native (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) native students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Asian (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Asian native students (not Hispanic) in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Asian native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. ASIAN - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Black or African American (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Black or African American (not Hispanic) students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Black or African American (not Hispanic) native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Hispanic (any race) This data element indicates the percent of Hispanic students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Hispanic native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. HISPANIC – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Multi-Racial (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of multi-racial (not Hispanic) students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of multi-racial (not Hispanic) native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. Multi-racial (not Hispanic) - A person who is identified as 2 or more races. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
White (not Hispanic) This data element indicates the percent of white (not Hispanic) students in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of white (not Hispanic) native students in the school divided by total school enrollment. WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Overview Fast Facts - Percent Enrollment by Student Groups
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Economically Disadvantaged This data element indicates the percent of students who are considered economically disadvantaged in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students identified as economically disadvantaged in the school divided by total school enrollment. It is at the discretion of the District to determine if a student is economically disadvantaged. Poverty data sources such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cases, census poor, Medicaid, children living in institutions that are neglected or delinquent, those supported in foster homes or free/reduced price lunch eligibility may be used. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
English Language Learner This data element indicates the percent of students enrolled in English as a Second Language program in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students identified as English Language Learners in the school divided by total school enrollment. English Language Learner (ELL): A limited English proficient student defined as one who: 1) was not born in the United States or whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; or is a Native American or Alaska Native who is a native resident of the outlying areas and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on such an individual’s level of English language proficiency; or is migratory and whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and 2) has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language and whose difficulties may deny such individual the opportunity to learn successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English or to participate fully in an English speaking society. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Special Education This data element indicates the percent of special education school age students receiving special education services in the school based on the Penn Data December collection and the October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of special education students divided by the total school enrollment. These students are not necessarily residents of the district where the building is located. Special Education: A student receiving specially designed instruction consistent with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA – Part B). This does not include students with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP). An IEP is a written annual educational plan that is developed, reviewed, and revised by an IEP team in accordance with the regulations governing special education programs in Pennsylvania. The IEP specifies the individual educational needs of the child who is eligible for special education and what education and related services are necessary to meet those needs. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/PennData
School Overview Fast Facts - Post Secondary Articulation Agreements
Term Definition Source
Post Secondary Articulation Agreements Institution Name of post secondary institution that awards post-secondary credit for courses taken at the career and technical center Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
Post Secondary Articulation Agreements Program Programs offered by post secondary institution that qualify for post-secondary credit for technical courses completed at the career and technical center Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)
School Overview Fast Facts - School Specifics
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Average Years of Educational Experience (In LEA) This measure reports the average years of educational experience in the LEA for teachers. It equals the total number of years of teachers' educational experience within the LEA divided by total number of teachers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Average Years of Educational Experience (Total) This measure reports the average years of educational experience in educational institutions for teachers. It equals the total number of years of teachers' educational experience divided by total number of teachers. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Dropout Rate (Percent) Dropout rate is an annual or "event" rate that measures the proportion of students enrolled who drop out during a single school year. Due to availability of data, previous year rates are displayed. It equals the total number of dropouts for the school year divided by the fall enrollment for the same year. The total number of dropouts is counted for the 12-month period from October 1 to September 30, but the total secondary enrollment was obtained using October Student Snapshot enrollment .http://www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/dropouts/7396 Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Grades Offered This data element indicates the grade levels offered by the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered This data element indicates the number of Advanced Placement courses offered by the school. Advanced Placement courses offer college level work in a given discipline in a secondary school setting. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Percent of Classes Taught by Highly Qualified Teachers This data element indicates the percent of classes in this school taught by highly qualified teachers. It equals the number of classes in this school taught by highly qualified teachers divided by the total number of classes taught. Pennsylvania’s Definition of Highly Qualified Teacher: To satisfy the definition of a Highly Qualified Teacher, teachers must: • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree; • Hold a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate (i.e., Instructional I, Instructional II or Intern certificate but not an emergency permit); • Demonstrate subject matter competency for the core content area they teach. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
Percent of Gifted Students This data element indicates the percent of students in the school with a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. It equals the number of students in the school with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP) divided by the total number of students in the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Address (City) This data element provides the address of school building (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
School Address (State) This data element provides the address of school building (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
School Address (Street) This data element provides the address of school building (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
School Enrollment This data element indicates the actual enrollment in the school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment of reported school year. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
School Name This data element provides the name of the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
School Zip Code This data element provides the address of school building (Street, City, State, Zip Code). Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Telephone Number This data element provides the school telephone number. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Title I School This indicator shows Title I status. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs
Website This link is the website which may provide additional information about the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
School Overview Fast Facts - Supporting Intermediate Unit
Term Definition Source
Intermediate Unit Name This data element provides the name of the intermediate unit that provides support to the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)
Intermediate Unit Website This link is the website for the intermediate unit that provides support to the school. Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)