Philadelphia district redesigns school evaluations

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The School District has redesigned its school report cards, making it easier to compare schools with the same grade spans and similar demographics.

The new report cards measure academic achievement, progress, and school climate, dividing schools into "peer groups" and highlighting the top performers in each. For high schools, college and career readiness is also measured.

Next year, other criteria will be added, including equity (explained as the growth of the lowest-performing students in the school), educator effectiveness, and parental satisfaction.

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