Philadelphia, PA - The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that it has released 2017 School Performance Profile (SPP) scores and has posted them publicly on the PA School Performance website.
"The School Performance Profile scores released today provide school-level information to the public related to student achievement and progress," said Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.
As Pennsylvania transitions to the use of the Future Ready PA Index, the state's new public-facing school report card, Rivera noted that this will be the last year SPP scores will be used beyond their requirements under Act 82. That act, passed in 2012, codified into law the use of building-level scores for educator evaluation.
The Future Ready PA Index will utilize a dashboard approach to present school-level data, and will feature a broad range of indicators, such as English language acquisition, career readiness indicators, access to advanced coursework, and chronic absenteeism, among others. These indicators were identified following months of dialogue with thousands of stakeholders, including parents and families, educators, community organizations, advocates, and policymakers, across Pennsylvania.
"While Pennsylvania is transitioning to a new school report card next year, providing communities and parents with transparency, accountability, and access to supports and resources remains our number one priority," added Rivera.