Earlier today, the Pennsylvania Department of Education publicly released the School Performance Profiles for the 2013-14, school year. All Southern Columbia Area schools did well with each scoring well above 70, the score PDE considers to be satisfactory. In a news release, acting education secretary Carolyn Dumaresq said that 72 percent of public school buildings earned a score of 70 or higher, the same percentage as in 2012-13. That equals 2,134 schools of 2,947 for which there are profiles. G.C. Hartman Elementary School received a score of 84.1, the High School an 83, and the Middle School an 82.2. Congratulations to all our students and staff for a job well done! 
 
“These results show that, compared to 2012-13, the majority of our public schools are performing well even though the state has recently revised its academic standards and is transitioning to more rigorous assessments,” Ms. Dumaresq said in a news release. “I am pleased that our students and educators continue to meet the challenge of more rigorous academic programs.” The School Performance Profile academic performance score is based not only on state assessment performance but many other factors that signal student achievement. A student growth factor measures changes in student achievement levels on state assessments. Also measured are graduation and attendance rates, degree of rigorous course offerings at the secondary level, and college ready benchmarks.
 
The School Performance Profile can be accessed at http://paschoolperformance.org/ or by visiting the District Report Card page of the District's website.

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