The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released the annual School Performance Profile – a new way of measuring schools. In the past, the state determined the success of a school by solely focusing on the test scores. Now they are incorporating more measurements of success including attendance, graduation rates, and achievement and growth rates. The School Performance Profile gives each school in Pennsylvania an academic score ranging from 0 to 100. There is no letter grade associated with the score.
Superintendent Dr. Brian Troop welcomes an additional viewpoint on the academic performance of the District. “Anytime there is a new evaluation tool used to measure how effective we are as a District, we are interested to receive feedback.
“While the process for gathering data for the School Peromance Profile by the PA Department of Education has been tedious at times, the concept of incorporating multiple measures to determine one overall profile has merit. The School Performance Profile is a step in the right direction in trying to quantify the complexity of education today,” Dr. Troop concluded.
To view details of the School Performance Profile for each building, complete the following steps:
Step 1: Access the website: http://paschoolperformance.org
Step 2: From the Drop Down Box located toward the bottom of the screen, determine you “role” and click on “Get Started” button.
Step 3: Use the map or menus listed to find your interested school.
Step 4: Once you see the details of the school, click on the tab “Academic Performance” to view the Building Level Score. To learn more about how that score was determined, click on “View Calculation”
You are welcome to contact Sarah McBee, Community Relations of Ephrata Area School District, if you have additional questions. She can be reached at 717-721-1589, firstname.lastname@example.org