School Performance Ratings

District and School AYP Status

School Performance Ratings

Each public school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania receives an annual school performance rating. The score for a school is based upon indicators that define a high performing school. Many data elements contribute to the academic score. These elements are categorized into five areas.

Indicators of Academic Achievement (40%)

Percent Proficient or Advanced on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)/Keystone Exams in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing

Percent Competent or Advanced on Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments NOCTI (a job ready assessment for career and technology center students) and/or NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills certification)

• Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA grade 3 reading

• SAT/ACT College Ready Benchmark

Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – All Students (5%)

• Percent of gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing

Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – Historically Underperforming Students (5%)

• Percent of gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing

Indicators of Academic Growth / PVAAS (40%)

• The PVAAS Average Growth Index o A measure of student progress across the tested grade levels in a school in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing

Other Academic Indicators (10%)

• Cohort graduation rate

• Promotion rate

• Attendance rate

• Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or College Credit

• PSAT/Plan participation

Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement (up to 7 points)

• Percent Advanced on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)/Keystone Exams in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing

• Percent Advanced on Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments [NOCTI (a job ready assessment for career and technical center students) and/or NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills certification)]

• Percent scoring 3 or higher on Advanced Placement Exams


You can view the rating for your child’s school by clicking on the link below and following the instructions provided.

http://paschoolperformance.org/

1. Select the role that best describes you, and then click “Get Started!”

2. A map of counties will be displayed. Click on Fayette County.

3. A map of school districts in Fayette County will be displayed. Click on “Albert Gallatin Area School District.”

4. The name of every school in our district will be displayed. Click on the school that interests you.

5. To view the most recent School Performance Profile Rating, click the tab entitled “Academic Performance.”

6. You can also click the “View District Information” button to access District Fast Facts.

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