Posted on February 11, 2020
Categories: equity, system trends

This data brief uses third-grade student scores on the PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) from spring 2019 to analyze District performance by race/ethnicity, gender, English Learner status, and special education status. This information complements the School District of Philadelphia’s Open Data District Level resources.

Findings include:

  • In spring 2019, 3,353 third-grade students scored proficient or advanced on the English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA; this corresponds to 32.5% of the students who took the test.
  • Overall, White and Asian students had the highest percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced (57.5% and 56.9%, respectively).
  • Multi-Racial, Black/African American, and Hispanic/Latino students had the lowest percentages of students scoring proficient or advanced (33.9%, 24.8%, and 24.4%, respectively).

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