Pennsylvania schools debuting new evaluation system

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

For the first time, schools across Pennsylvania will not be judged with the federal Adequate Yearly Progress standards, but with a new system based on a 0-100 scale.

Friday, all public schools in the state were to receive a rating based on a number of different collections of data to rate the schools with numbers, as opposed to the AYP statuses mandated by last decade’s No Child Left Behind.

“It’s going to take a while for us to get used to how it’s working,” Spring-Ford Area Superintendent David Goodin said at a school board meeting Aug. 26. “The state is telling us each building in Spring-Ford is getting a numeric rating and we’ll be able to log in and see that. The benefit is that all 500 school districts are going to recieve this grading for the district and the schools in the district.”

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