PA School Performance Profile
On November 6, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released to the public a new and updated School Performance Profile. This profile provides the public with a comprehensive overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school building, including traditional public schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools and career and technology centers.
Designed to serve three purposes, the School Performance Profile (SPP) will be used for federal accountability for Title I schools under the state's approved federal No Child Left Behind waiver, the new teacher and principal evaluation system that was signed into law in 2012 and to provide the public with information on how public schools across Pennsylvania are academically performing.
SPP evaluates a school's effectiveness based on factors including academic proficiency and growth, mathematics, English and Language Arts, science, and graduation. A single building-level academic score is assigned from 0 to 100.