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‚ÄčList of Indicators Used in Differentiation

IndicatorReported for gradesMultiple years of Data used in calculation

Academic Achievement: Percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced on state assessments in English language arts and math

  • Pennsylvania System School Assessment (PSSA)
  • Keystones
  • Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)

PSSAs: Grades 3-8

Keystones: Grade 11

PASA: Grades 3-8 and 11

Academic Growth: Utilizing state assessment data, a school's Average Growth Index reflects the level of evidence that a school's students achieved the expected level of growth over the academic year

PSSAs: Grades 4-8

Keystones: Grade 11

Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate: Percentage of students graduating in four- and five-year cohorts12Yes
English Learner Growth and Attainment: Percentage of English Learners meeting individual attainment targets as measured by the ACCESS for ELLsK-12Year over year growth measure
Regular Attendance: Percentage of students, enrolled for 60 or more school days, present 90 percent or more of school daysK-12Yes
Career Standards Benchmark: Percentage of students demonstrating meaningful engagement in career exploration and preparation aligned to the Career Education and Work standards.Grades 5, 8 and 112017-18 is first year of reporting; multiple years of data will be utilized in future designation cycles.