No SPP Scores for K-8 Schools This Year

by Kristie Burk

The US Department of Education has given a one-year pause to Pennsylvania in giving School Performance Profile (SPP) scores based on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests. Because of the expected overall drop in PSSA scores in 2015 due to new standards and readjusted scoring cutoffs, K-8 schools will not receive a performance rating this year; the tests will also not be used to evaluate teachers. However, high schools will still receive SSP scores based on their Keystone exams.

You can read more about the waiver in this Post-Gazette article and an analysis of the preliminary 2015 PSSA data here.

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