On Friday, October 4, the Pennsylvania Department of Education released a new accountability system for evaluating public schools called the School Performance Profile. Schools were given a 0-100 score based on a complex formula that is broader than the requirements from No Child Left Behind, the federal standard for measurable education reform. Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq defined a score of 70 as the benchmark necessary to be "moving toward success."
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NOTE: The state tracked schools with high levels of economically disadvantaged students and assigned them accountability designations of Reward, Focus, or Priority based largely on academic growth and achievement. The categories can lead to additional supports.