School Performance Profile


The PA School Performance Profile serves several purposes:

  • Provide a building level score for educators as part of the Educator Effectiveness System
  • Provide parents with comparative measures for schools, neighboring schools, and schools across the state
  • Inform the public of the academic performance measures of each school, comprehensive career and technical center, cyber charter and charter school in Pennsylvania
  • Offer a resource for LEAs to communicate and compare performance, analyze performance indicators as related to achievement, and encourage best practice
  • Employ as an analysis tool to inform goal setting, planning, and allocating resources to improve student achievement
  • Compare performance to local schools
  • Compare performance to schools with similar demographics
  • Communicate performance to various constituencies

Individual School Performance Profiles 2015-2016

Baldwin High School
J.E. Harrison Middle School
McAnnulty Elementary School
W.R. Paynter Elementary School
Whitehall Elementary School

Elementary and Middle Schools: The “View Historical Information” Tab will provide you with the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 data. There is no SPP data for 2014-2015 because this was the baseline year for the PA Core Mathematics and English Language Arts PSSA assessment.

Baldwin High School: The “View Historical Information” Tab will provide you with the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and the 2014-2015 data for the high school.

Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS)

In early fall, all public school districts, charter schools, cyber charter schools and full time Career and Technology Centers across the Commonwealth receive web-based reporting through the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System (PVAAS). PVAAS is a statistical analysis of Pennsylvania (PA) state assessment data, and provides Pennsylvania districts and schools with growth data to add to achievement data. This lens of measuring student learning provides educators with valuable information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of groups of students, as well as individual students. PVAAS is one of the tools in the cadre of tools provided to districts from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Districts and schools are using PVAAS (growth data), in conjunction with achievement data, to make sure students are on the path to proficiency and beyond. Utilizing all the data available (growth and achievement), educators are able to make data-informed instructional decisions to ensure the academic growth and achievement of all students.


Measuring Growth in Science, Writing, and Keystone Content Areas