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ESSA Report Card

In the Fall of 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) released the first edition of the Future Ready PA Index, a comprehensive progress report that provides parents and community members with easy-to-understand information about Pennsylvania schools and student success.

At the end of 2019, PDE will report additional state, local education agency (LEA), school, and student group-level data via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Report Card. The ESSA State Report Card will be accessible via the Future Ready PA Index and will be updated as new data elements become available.

PDE's ESSA Report Card is designed to provide education leaders and all stakeholders with additional data on student outcomes and equity considerations. The inaugural edition of the Report Card is based on information available for reporting in the 2017-18 school year. 

ESSA requires that each state track data and hold schools and LEAs accountable for the performance of the following student groups: economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities, English learners, and students from major racial and ethnic groups (Asian, Black, Hispanic, Multi-Racial, NA or AK Native, Native HI or Other Pacific Islander, and White).

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Data Elements still to come
PASA (PA Alternative State Assessment)

Equitable Access to Effective, Experienced, and In-Field Educators
Initial Report: December 2019 (Source: School Year 2017-18)

Consistent with ESSA requirements, Pennsylvania will annually publish data on the rates at which students in high v. low poverty schools are served by effective, experienced, and in-field educators.  

Expenditure Reporting
Initial Report: Spring 2020 (Source: Fiscal Year 2018-19)

Consistent with ESSA requirements, Pennsylvania will annually publish LEA- and building-level expenditure data, disaggregated by personnel and non-personnel costs.  Efforts to implement this requirement include:

  • Partnering with stakeholders to design and validate reporting procedures;
  • Publishing a standard collection schedule; and
  • Developing guidance and technical assistance plans