Half of PA Schools Don’t Meet Proficiency Expectations

Posted by on April 28, 2014

Half of PA Schools Don’t Meet Proficiency Expectations

A new analysis from the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia finds 49 percent of Pennsylvania public schools fail to meet the state’s overall proficiency expectations.

PILCOP’s report centers on 2012-2013 state standardized test scores in reading and math – measuring student performance at all public schools, district, charter or otherwise.

Schools not meeting the state’s proficiency target are situated in 72 percent of Pennsylvania’s school districts, or 357 out of 499, the report said.

“This is a widespread problem,” said PILCOP attorney Michael Churchill. “I think there’s a popular image that a few distressed school districts are having these problems, and that, generally, the state is doing well, but that is not what this data shows.”

Article: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/67007-half-of-pennsylvania-schools-fail-to-meet-states-expectations

Report: http://www.pilcop.org/half-of-pas-schools-fail-to-meet-state-proficiency-targets/

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