Indicators of Academic Achievement
Evergreen , High School ’ s SPP Scores Among Highest in Montco
Pennsylvania school districts are measured through the School Performance Profile ( SPP ). The SPP is based upon a variety of measures , one of which is the PSSA ( see below ). 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 , promotion rate and attendance rate .
SPP scores fluctuated a little from the 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17 school year , with some of our buildings experiencing gains while others declined . Perkiomen Valley schools are still among those in the county with the highest SPPs . At the
District Scores Favorably Compared 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 .
Our Schools ’ Building Level SPP Scores Evergreen Elementary School : 93.7 Skippack Elementary School : 77.1
South Elementary School : 81.9 Schwenksville Elementary School : 88.7
SPP range in Montgomery County for elementary schools : 93.8 to 55 Middle School East : 68.5 Middle School West : 75.6
SPP range in Montgomery County for middle schools : 86.8 to 42.6 SPP range in Montgomery County for high schools : 100.7 to 60.5
elementary level , Evergreen is second in the county , Perkiomen Valley Middle School West is fourth in the county , and Perkiomen Valley High School is eighth in the county . There are 21 school districts in Montgomery County .
The SPP represents one measure of our schools ’
Perkiomen Valley High School : 90.8
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 .
What is the PSSA ? And Other FAQs
Q . What is the PSSA ? A . The PSSA , or Pennsylvania System of State Assessment , is a standards-based , criterion-referenced assessment intended to measure a student ’ s knowledge of the Pennsylvania academic standards in English / language arts ( formerly reading and writing ), mathematics , and science . PV uses PSSA scores , along with academic growth data and other assessments , to measure student achievement and to determine what adjustments might need to be made to instructional practices so that students continue to achieve at high levels . The charts on pages 5 and 6 show how PV ’ s PSSA scores compare to the state average and the average scores from surrounding districts .
Q . Is the district ’ s state funding affected by PSSA scores ? A . No . About 10 years ago , the state rewarded districts that improved their scores with additional funding , but that does not happen anymore . In addition , schools are not penalized with less state funding if scores decrease .
Q . Are teacher evaluations tied to PSSA scores ? A . Yes . Fifteen percent of a teacher ’ s evaluation is based on building level School Performance Profile scores , and another 15 percent is based on teacher specific data such as their students ’ performance on assessments . Twenty percent of the evaluation is based on elective data ( such as district-designed measures and exams ), and the remaining 50 percent is based on observation / practice .
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