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Pennsylvania School Performance Profile


The PA School Performance Profile serves several purposes:

  • Provide a building level score for educators as part of the Educator Effectiveness System
  • Provide parents with comparative measures for schools, neighboring schools, and schools across the state
  • Inform the public of the academic performance measures of each school, comprehensive career and technical center, cyber charter and charter school in Pennsylvania
  • Offer a resource for LEAs to communicate and compare performance, analyze performance indicators as related to achievement, and encourage best practice
    • 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
PA School Performance Profile

The Educator Effectiveness System (Act 82 of 2012) is designed to evaluate both principals and teachers.  Teacher evaluations are based upon classroom observations, teacher specific data, elective data, and building level data. The building level data is the school academic performance score derived from the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.  The academic performance score comprises 15% of each teacher and principal's evaluation and will be a part of the Educator Effectiveness system starting with the 2013-2014 school year for classroom teachers and 2014-1015 for non-teaching professional educators and principals.

The score for a school is based upon indicators that define a high performing school.  Many data elements contribute to the academic score.  These elements are categorized into five areas:

  • Indicators of Academic Achievement (40%)*
  • Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – All Students (5%)*
  • Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – Historically Underperforming Students (5%)*
  • Indicators of Academic Growth / PVAAS (40%)
  • Other Academic Indicators (10%)

School may earn Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement (up to 7 points).

*  Full time comprehensive CTCs are weighted as follows:  Indicators of Academic Achievement – 44%; Closing the Achievement Gap – All Students - 3%; Closing the Achievement Gap – Historically Underperforming Students - 3%

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