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State Posts Pottsgrove Schools’ Data To Web

Pennsylvania’s summary profiles for each Pottsgrove school, as shown on its reports

HARRISBURG PA – Profiles of performance during the 2016-2017 academic year for each of the Pottsgrove School District’s five buildings, along with those of all other public schools in Pennsylvania, were publicly released online Friday (Oct. 27, 2017), the state Department of Education announced.

The profiles include data on overall student proficiency and building demographics. They also offer the ability to compare statistics for the same school over three years, and to neighboring schools.

Looking solely at the district’s overall building-level academic scores, calculated by the state using a variety of indicators to determine educational success:

  • Pottsgrove High declined last year to a score of 69.6, from a 2015-2016 score of 78.4 and a 2014-2015 score of 90.0. Find its profile here;
  • Pottsgrove Middle, rose to 61.3, from 51.5 in 2015-2016, and no calculation in 2014-2015. Find its profile here;
  • Lower Pottsgrove Elementary, declined to 61.6, from 70.8 in 2015-2016 and no calculation in 2014-2015. Find its profile here;
  • Ringing Rocks Elementary, declined to 63.6, from 64.2 in 2015-2016 and no calculation in 2014-2015. Find its profile here; and
  • West Pottsgrove Elementary, declined to 63.6, from 64.2 in 2015-2016, and no calculation in 2014-2015. Find its profile here.

The state ranks schools in six different scoring categories: 100, 90-100, 80-89.9, 70-79.9, 60-69.9, and less than 60. They can be interpreted, in declining order respectively, as perfect, very good, good, acceptable, fair, and poor.

Information contained in the profiles have been pored over, studied and analyzed by district administrators and the Board of School Directors since August, and were again a topic of discussion during the board’s meeting last Tuesday (Oct. 24).

During their public presentation, administrators acknowledged a “sense of urgency to monitor curriculum and instruction,” and outlined plans to improve results in mathematics, English and language arts, literature, science and biology. A copy of slides that accompanied the discussion is available at the district website, here.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ Oct. 24 meeting):

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