Perkiomen Valley School District Annual Report 2015-16 | Page 4

Indicators of Academic Achievement

A Return to the School Performance Profile

With the release of 2015-16 academic achievement data , Pennsylvania school districts returned to being measured through the School Performance Profile ( SPP ).
School districts received a oneyear reprieve from the SPP after the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment ( PSSA ) was aligned in the 2014-15 school year to the more rigorous PA Core Standards . The SPP is based upon a variety of measures , one of which is the PSSA ( see page 5 ). Forty percent of a school ’ s rating is related to the PSSA , 40 percent is related to academic growth ( measured by the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System , or PVAAS - see page 9 ), five percent is related to academic improvement for all students , five percent is related to improvement among historically under-performing groups of students , and 10 percent is related to measures such as graduation rate ,
Our Schools ’ Building Level SPP Scores
promotion rate and attendance rate . While SPP scores for our buildings decreased since they were last measured in 2014 , Perkiomen Valley schools are still among those in the county with the highest SPPs . At the elementary level , Evergreen is 7th in the county , Perkiomen Valley Middle School East is 13th in the county , and Perkiomen Valley High School is 4th of 23 in the county .
Evergreen Elementary School : 87.2 Skippack Elementary School : 68.4 South Elementary School : 82.1 Schwenksville Elementary School : 71.8
Middle School East : 73.7 Middle School West : 67
Perkiomen Valley High School : 93.8
The SPP represents one measure of our schools ’ work with children and provides us with feedback about the strengths of our programs , as well as areas of need . In Perkiomen Valley , we recognize that the true measure of a school ’ s success is based on many factors beyond the components of the SPP score .

District ’ s Scores Compare Favorably to Neighbors

Perkiomen Valley has consistently exceeded the state ’ s benchmarks for student performance in math and reading on the PSSA . This year , we also compared our scores to the average PSSA scores from our neighbors ( the school districts with which we share borders ). As you can see from the charts on the following pages , we compare quite favorably in terms of our students ’ achievements in reading , math , and science . Perkiomen Valley School District shares borders with Boyertown , Upper Perkiomen , Souderton , North Penn , Methacton and Spring-Ford Area school districts .
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