PA School Performance Profile
The South Butler County School District is pleased to publish the results of the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP) for the 2016-17 school year, as reported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. While the School Performance Profile is an information system, it is also a source for defining school improvement strategies. Supports detailed in the SPP are linked to elements of the scoring protocol, and schools are encouraged to analyze data and identify strategies for improvement.
The SPP’s Academic Performance Score is the state’s measure of accountability for public schools in the Commonwealth. The scoring system is based upon a 100-point scale, although schools may earn extra credit for advanced performance on state and defined national tests. Over the past two years, all schools received an individual score. However, due to changes in state assessment practices, only schools that administered Keystone exams were issued a score.
This past spring a new PSSA was administered in Pennsylvania’s classrooms, grades 3 through 8, in English Language Arts and Mathematics. This assessment was the first PSSA to be fully-aligned to the more rigorous PA Core Standards, which the State Board of Education adopted in fall 2013. The PA Core Standards are intended to better prepare commonwealth students for college and career readiness when they graduate. As PDE continues to accumulate valid and reliable data related to these new assessments, individual building scores will again be issued at all levels.