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