School Announcements

Please see the important attached notice regarding the Pennsylvania Department of Education's new Electronic Device Policy for PSSA and Keystone Exam Testing
PDE Electronic Device Policy for PSSA and Keystone Exams.pdf

Clairton Middle / High School - School Performance Profile

PA School Performance Profile:  What It Means for CLAIRTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has recently released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.  This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. This performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • to inform the public of school performance
  • to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system
  • to allow the public to compare schools across the state
  • to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs

While public schools across the state have previously received designations under No Child Left Behind (e.g., Made Adequate Yearly Progress, Making Progress, Warning, School Improvement, Corrective Action), schools will now receive an academic performance score based upon many data points.  Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring while other identifiers of high achieving schools are also considered: graduation, promotion, and attendance rates as well as evidence of offering rigorous courses factor into the calculation.  Schools may also earn extra points beyond the 100 point scoring system for those students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and Advanced Placement Exams.

In addition to the scoring aspect of the site, the public can compare schools within and across the state.  For schools, the site also offers supports for schools to consider as they identify needs in the academic profile.

Administrators and staff in our district have begun to review the data and calculations.  Public sessions will be scheduled in our schools so that parents and community members have an opportunity to learn about this system and how they can use it effectively.

For an overview of the School Performance Profile, go to the 'District Information' menu above and select 'School Performance Profile' to download the Executive Summary and other related documents.   Access to the School Performance Portal is also available through the district’s website.

District Announcements


  Spring Break for Students
April 17th through 23rd
Students Return April 24th
Staff In-Service April 23rd
 

Please see the attached notice for
Middle / High School Parents and Guardians
ESEA Flexibility Waiver Parent Notification
Focus School Designation

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