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Future Ready PA Index

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the accountability system for Pennsylvania public schools will look a little different than it has in the past. Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), public schools are required to measure school performance in four categories: academic proficiency, academic progress (growth), graduation rate and English Language Learner proficiency. 

This data has been typically reported online by the state with the release of School Performance Profiles (SPP) for each school. Schools would receive a number on a scale of 0 to 100, and the number was calculated based on a variety of factors such as the ones listed above. This year, Pennsylvania will be moving to the Future Ready PA Index, which is meant to be a more "holistic" approach to measuring school performance. The Future Ready PA Index will include the measures of academic proficiency and growth, along with some new measures such as career readiness and chronic absenteeism.

You may review this information at https://futurereadypa.org/ We invite you to review the informational video on the right, which is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and explore the links below, which will offer you more information about the Future Ready Index. 

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