Downingtown Area School District

Academic Performance Data 

On this site you will find the academic data for all DASD schools. The data reflects the information that was collected by Pennsylvania's Department of Education to create each building's School Performance Profile (SPP). The SPP provides an academic score for all public schools, including charter and cyber charter schools.

To review the SPP scores for our district schools, click on the school name in the left margin.

How frequently will the School Performance Profile be released?
The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile will be released annually each fall.

How are school scores calculated?
The PA School Performance Profile will provide a quantitative academic score based upon a 100-point scale, using the following source data:

Indicators of Academic Achievement 40% (44% for CTCs)
  • Percent Proficient or Advanced on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)/Keystone Exams in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing
  • Percent Competent or Advanced on industry certification exams [NOCTI (a job ready assessment for career and technical center students) and/or NIMS (National Institute for Metalworking Skills certification)]
  • Percent Proficient or Advanced on PSSA grade 3 reading
  • SAT/ACT College Ready Benchmark
Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – All Students 5% (3% for CTCs)
  • Percent of required gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing
Indicators of Closing the Achievement Gap – Historically Underperforming Students 5% (3% for CTCs)
  • Percent of required gap closure met in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing for historically underperforming students (economically disadvantaged, English Language Learners, students with disabilities)
Indicators of Academic Growth / PVAAS (40%)
  • The PVAAS growth index representing the school’s impact on the academic progress of groups of students from year-to-year in each of the assessed content areas.
Other Academic Indicators (10%)
  • Cohort graduation rate
  • Promotion rate
  • Attendance rate
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) or college credit
  • PSAT/PLAN Participation
Extra Credit for Advanced Achievement (up to 7 points)
  • Percent Advanced on Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)/Keystone Exams in Mathematics/Algebra I, Reading/Literature, Science/Biology, and Writing, Advanced Placement achievement (scores 3 or higher) and International Baccalaureate achievement (scores 4 or higher)
  • Advanced Placement achievement (scores 3 or higher) and International Baccalaureate achievement (scores 4 or higher) 
Closing the achievement gap performance measures will only be included in the 2013-14 SPP for Science/Biology. Closing the achievement gap performance measures for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literature and Mathematics/Algebra I will be included in the 2015-16 SPP as 2014-15 will serve as the baseline year for establishing these achievement gaps.

The 2013-2014 SPP will be the last year for Writing as an independent performance measure on the SPP. The factors/weightings associated with Writing performance measures will be added to the ELA/Literature factors/weightings.

For more information on the School Performance Profile, please visit www.paschoolperformance.org.

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