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In addition to progress reports for individual schools, we also produce a District Scorecard that contains district-wide scores for many of the SPR metrics. This scorecard allows one to compare the District’s performance on various metrics across multiple years.

Click one of the headers below to expand the table and view the metrics and scores for that Domain! To view/download a PDF of the District Scorecard, click here.


Anchor Goal 1: 100% of students will graduate, ready for college and career

CLIMATE METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnotes
Percent of Students Attending 95% or More of Instructional Days41%38%39%42%38%-
Percent of Students with Zero Out-of-School Suspensions89%88%89%89%90%-
Percent of Students with Zero In-School Suspensions98%99%99%99%99%-
Percent of Students Retained in the Same School as Prior Year--82%83%82%-
Student Survey: School Climate Rating (Percent of most positive responses)--59%59%60%-
ACHIEVEMENT METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnote
PSSA Mathematics - Percent Proficient or Advanced47%46%17%18%19%1
PSSA Mathematics - Percent Advanced21%22%4%6%6%1
PSSA ELA (Grades 4-8) - Percent Proficient or Advanced42%43%32%33%33%1
PSSA ELA (Grades 4-8) - Percent Advanced17%17%6%7%8%1
PSSA Science - Percent Proficient or Advanced37%37%37%37%32%-
PSSA Science - Percent Advanced9%10%10%11%7%-
Keystone Exam Algebra I - Percent Proficient or Advanced--20%19%21%2
Keystone Exam Algebra I - Advanced Rate6%6%5%7%7%-
Keystone Exam Biology - Percent Proficient or Advanced--23%23%29%2
Keystone Exam Biology - Advanced Rate5%6%7%7%9%-
Keystone Exam Literature - Percent Proficient or Advanced--44%38%43%2
Keystone Exam Literature - Advanced Rate5%2%4%2%4%-
ACCESS for ELLs: Proficiency27%27%29%29%8%3
PROGRESS METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnotes
PSSA Mathematics - Average Growth Index (AGI)16.488.7111.265.9612.52-
PSSA Mathematics - AGI for Lowest-Performing 20% of Students-7.4916.30-2.593.00-
PSSA ELA - Average Growth Index (AGI)26.902.98-5.584.847.41-
PSSA ELA - AGI for Lowest-Performing 20% of Students-1.89-7.04-0.342.75-
PSSA Science (Grade 4) - Average Growth Index (AGI)-27.55-30.92-27.65-25.51-20.71-
PSSA Science (Grade 8) - Average Growth Index (AGI)-33.09-27.39-25.70-16.54-12.66-
Keystone Exam Algebra I - Average Growth Index (AGI)-7.53-15.96-21.58-22.76-17.45-
Keystone Exam Algebra I - AGI for Lowest-Performing 20% of Students--8.56-4.21-4.83-0.38-
Keystone Exam Biology- Average Growth Index (AGI)-19.17-20.81-23.00-18.52-14.15-
Keystone Exam Biology - AGI for Lowest-Performing 20% of Students--1.12-2.364.14-0.89-
Keystone Exam Literature- Average Growth Index (AGI)-7.71-9.6-2.37-14.31-7.19-
Keystone Exam Literature - AGI for Lowest-Performing 20% of Students--12.43-12.53-16.29-12.76-
Percent of on-track students in grades 9-11 who earn credits required for promotion88%87%87%89%91%-
Percent of off-track students in grades 9-11 who earn credits required for promotion45%55%58%55%56%-
ACCESS for ELLs: Growth27%26%30%Data Not AvailableData Not Available4
COLLEGE & CAREER METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnotes
Percent of 12th Grade Students Scoring a 3 or Better on an AP Exam, a 4 or Better on an IB Exam, or Competent or Advanced on a NOCTI Exam-9%10%19%21%5
Percent of 12th Grade Students who Completed the FAFSA-48%Unreliable48%65%6
Percent of 12th Grade Students Achieving the College Readiness Benchmarks on Either the SAT or the ACT-12%13%13%21%-
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate - Including Alternative Schools65%65%65%66%67%7
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate - Excluding Alternative Schools75%74%73%74%78%8
First-Fall College Matriculation Rate49%51%55%51%56%-
Student Survey: College and Career Readiness Rating (Percent of most positive responses)---27%26%-

Anchor Goal 2: 100% of 8-year-olds will read on grade level

ACHIEVEMENT METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnotes
Percent Reading at Grade Level (Grades K-2)52%48%44%45%47%-
PSSA ELA (Grade 3) - Percent Proficient or Advanced45%41%33%30%35%1
PSSA ELA (Grade 3) - Percent Advanced8%8%3%4%6%1

Anchor Goal 3: 100% of schools will have great principals and teachers

EDUCATOR EFFECTIVENESS METRICS2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017Footnotes
Percent of Teachers Attending 95% or More of Days-63%64%63%62%9
Percent of Teachers Receiving an Overall Observation Score of Distinguished-10%8%10%14%10
Percent of Teachers Receiving an Observation Score of Distinguished in Instruction-22%23%21%18%-
Student Survey: Student Perception of Quality of Teacher Practice (Percent of most positive responses)--58%56%56%-

 
 
Footnotes


    1. Beginning in 2014-2015, PSSAs were based on the rigorous “PA Core Standards” — the knowledge and skills the State Board of Education has identified as what Pennsylvania students need to be ready for college and career — and differ significantly from the tests given in previous years. Because the new tests are based on different, more challenging content and skills, an “apples to apples” comparison with results on prior PSSA tests is not appropriate.
    2. Keystone proficiency rates were previously reported separately for first-time test-takers and for re-testers; a proficiency rate for all tested students is not available prior to 2014-2015.
    3. Beginning in 2016-2017, the ACCESS assessment is based on more rigorous standards. A year-over-year comparison with prior years is not appropriate.
    4. Beginning in 2015-2016 the ACCESS assessment was revised and therefore growth estimates are not available. As a result, this metric is suppressed for 2015-2016 and 2016-17.
    5. Beginning in 2015-2016, the AP/IB performance and participation metric includes NOCTI performance. A year-over-year comparison with prior years is not appropriate.
    6. Beginning in 2014-2015, FAFSA data transitioned from a federal pilot program to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). The data received in that school year could not be validated, and is therefore suppressed for 2014-2015. Beginning in 2016-17, FAFSA data was provided by PHEAA using a different matching process. A year-over-year comparison with prior years is not appropriate.
    7. The Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate – including Alternative Schools includes traditional District K-12 schools, alternative education schools, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, and Widener Memorial School. All other metrics includes traditional District K-12 schools only.
    8. The Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate – excluding Alternative schools includes traditional District K-12 schools, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, and Widener memorial School only. All other metrics include traditional District K-12 schools only.
    9. Previous versions of this publication displayed 70% of teachers attending 95% or more of days during 2012-2013. That rate included summer calendar days for which teachers were employed.
    10. Previous versions of this publication displayed the metric name as Percent of Teachers Receiving an Effectiveness Rating of Distinguished. The metric name has been updated to more accurately reflect the data presented.

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Last modified: May 7, 2018