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Future Ready PA Index

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recognizes that students – and the schools that serve them – are more than just standardized test scores.

Launched in November 2018, the Future Ready PA Index is the result of discussions with thousands of educators, parents, advocates, policymakers, and business leaders across Pennsylvania about how communities should evaluate schools.

The tool moves beyond a single, summative score to increase transparency around school and student group performance – it features a dashboard approach to present data and information. The Future Ready PA Index illustrates student and school success via three color-coded categories: academic performance, student progress, and college and career readiness, providing the public with a more comprehensive look at how Pennsylvania's schools are educating students.

Visit the Future Ready PA Index.*

*The Future Ready PA Index's public-facing website (futurereadypa.org) went live on Friday, October 16, 2020, and features updated data elements and advanced search features.

2020 Future Ready PA Index Indicators Summary Chart

Future Ready IndicatorsNew Data or No Change in Data Displayed on Dashboard? Fall 2020 Future Ready will report results from…

Percent Proficient & Advanced

     ELA/Literature
     Mathematics/Algebra
     Science/Biology

No Change2018-19

Meeting Annual Growth Expectations (PVAAS)

     ELA/Literature
     Mathematics/Algebra
     Science/Biology

No Change2018-19

Percent Advanced

     ELA/Literature
     Mathematics/Algebra
     Science/Biology

No Change2018-19
English Language Proficiency New Data2019-20
Regular Attendance
Lagging (one year) Indicator
New Data2018-19

Early Indicators of Success

     Grade 3 Reading
     Grade 7 Math

No Change2018-19
Graduation Rate
Lagging (one year) Indicator
New Data2018-19
Career Standards Benchmark No Change2018-19
Industry-based Learning No Change2018-19
Advanced on Industry-based Competency Assessment No Change2018-19
Rigorous Courses of Study No Change2018-19
Postsecondary Transition to School, Military and Work
Lagging (16 month) Indicator
New Data2017-18

Questions or comments?

Would you like to share feedback on the Future Ready PA Index? Do you have a question about this tool? Send an email to: ra-edfuturereadypa@pa.gov