The Pennsylvania Department of Education launched the School Performance Profile (SPP) in October 2013 as a new standard for academic performance throughout the state. SPP provides the public with a comprehensive student academic performance overview of every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional public schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools and career and technology centers. SPP serves three purposes:
· provide parents/guardians with performance measures for their child's school;
· inform the public of academic performance of all Pennsylvania public schools;
· provide a tool to inform goal setting, planning, and resource allocation to improve student achievement; and
· provide a building-level score for educators as part of the educator effectiveness system.
To see each individual school’s SPP, go to: www.paschoolperformance.org
· Click on "Select Your Role"
· Type the school name in the top box.
SSP is mainly comprised of Achievement and Growth . Growth scores come from PVAAS . To help understand PVAAS think of academic growth in terms of a child’s physical growth and the growth charts used by the child physician. Growth charts are an important tool for monitoring a child’s development but they are just one of the indicators used by the physician to insure the child is growing at the minimum expected level and on trajectory to grow as expected. A physician would not use a growth chart in isolation to diagnose a child. However, the growth chart would provide valuable information that may warrant further exploration.
ü Measures a student’s performance at a single point in time
ü Highly correlated with a s students demographics
ü Compares student performance to a standard
ü Critical to a student’s post-secondary opportunities
ü Measures a student’s growth across time: IE Years.
ü Not related to a student’s demographics
ü Compares student performance to his or her own prior performance
ü Critical to insuring as students future academic success
ü By measuring a student’s academic achievement and growth schools and districts have a more comprehensive picture of their own effectiveness in raising students achievement
Significant evidence that the school exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth
Moderate evidence that the school exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth
Evidence that the school met the standard for PA Academic Growth
Moderate evidence that the school did not meet the standard for PA Academic Growth
Significant evidence that the school did not meet the standard for PA Academic Growth
The school does not have data for this test and subject in the most recent year.