In addition to progress reports for individual schools, we also produce a District Scorecard that contains district-wide scores for many of the SPREE metrics organized by Goal and Guardrail. This scorecard allows one to compare the District’s performance on various metrics across multiple years. Please see the SPREE webpage for more information about the SPREE and school-level reports.
Click one of the headers below to expand the table and view the metrics and scores for that Goal or Guardrail.
READING/ELA - Goals 1 and 2
COLLEGE & CAREER - Goals 4 and 5
CLIMATE, CULTURE, & OPPORTUNITY - Guardrails
- Due to COVID-19 related school closures and modified testing schedules, there was insufficient state assessment and growth data for 2020-2021 accountability reporting. Growth data for 2021-2022 is not displayed due to the limited 2020-2021 assessment data.
- 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.
- Earlier versions of the District Scorecard also presented information on English Learner growth; however, beginning in 2017-2018, this metric was changed to align with state reporting. However, in most years PDE has not provided the data necessary to calculate this metric.
- This metric was newly produced as part of the Board of Education’s Goals and Guardrails progress monitoring. Prior-year data are not available.
- 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.
- The Four‐Year Cohort Graduation Rate (Traditional District Schools Only) includes traditional District K‐12 schools, Philadelphia Virtual Academy, and Widener Memorial School only. All other metrics include traditional District K‐12 schools only.
- The specific exams and courses included in the AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment performance metrics have shifted over time. Through 2014-2015, these metrics include only AP and IB exams. Beginning in 2015-2016, the AP/IB performance and participation metric includes NOCTI performance. Subsequently, beginning in 2018-2019, the metric includes dual enrollment course performance. Beginning in 2020-2021, NOCTI performance has been separated out into its own metric. A year-over-year comparison across these various iterations is not appropriate.
- 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.
- Between the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year, the criteria that students needed to meet in order to be qualified for a criteria-based high school changed dramatically. Specifically, in 2021-2022, students’ performance on state assessments was not included as an eligibility criterion. Comparisons between years are not appropriate. Additionally, this metric differs from the rate presented for Progress Monitoring; to be included in the rate presented here, students must meet additional enrollment thresholds.
- Previous versions of the District Scorecard displayed 70% of teachers attending 95% or more of days during 2012-2013. That rate included summer calendar days for which teachers were employed.
- Beginning in 2018-2019, the Educator Effectiveness data included on the SPR was changed to align with state reporting. Comparisons to prior years are not available.
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Last modified: May 4, 2023