New assessment shows fuller picture of Pa. schools

Monday, December 16, 2013

Most of the School Performance Profiles -- which for the first time give each school a single academic score based on test scores, growth of test scores, graduation rates and other factors -- were released in October.

However, the state suppressed the scores of more than 620 schools -- mostly high and middle schools -- after concerns about accuracy.

The state Wednesday released all of the profiles, including information on how each was computed and statewide test scores.

Overall, 2,181 schools -- nearly 73 percent of public schools -- received an academic score of 70 or higher. In Allegheny County, about 71 percent did so.

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