Pa. to Unveil New Grading System for Schools
18, 2013- Associated Press
Pa. (AP) - Education officials are set to unveil a new grading system for
public schools across Pennsylvania.
The School Performance Profile will offer an
overview of academic achievement in every building. It replaces the previous
standard known as AYP, or adequate yearly progress.
Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq
(doo-mar-ESK') has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday morning in
profiles will be based on data like attendance, participation in standardized
testing, graduation rates and closing the achievement gap.
based solely on student exam scores in math and reading. Pennsylvania isn't
using that benchmark anymore because of a waiver from the federal government.
profiles will be publicly available. They'll also be part of the state's new
teacher and principal evaluations.