Executive Education Academy Charter School is currently transitioning 1st-4th grade to a standards-based report card. Kindergarten already uses a standards-based report card and it provides families with information about children’s progress toward Pennsylvania State Standards. In addition, it defines the expectations for mastery on grade-specific skills and knowledge. The report card identifies areas of strength and goals to assist teachers and families in supporting students. The purpose of standards-based grading is to raise student achievement by clearly communicating a student’s progress toward learning outcomes in a timely, fair, accurate, and specific manner.
EEACS is excited to roll out this standards-based initiative at the elementary level and full implementation is projected for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information about standards-based grading or the development process please contact our Chief Academic Officer, Tiffany O’Brien.
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators, and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards. These standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and Technology identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade levels.
Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 is assessed in English Language Arts and Math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4 and 8 is assessed in science.
Results can be used to assist teachers in identifying students who may be in need of additional educational opportunities and provide information to schools and districts for curriculum and instruction improvement discussions and planning.
Pennsylvania Keystone Assessments
The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to evaluate proficiency in academic content. Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra I, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exams to graduate. Students will be offered multiple opportunities to take the Keystones throughout their high school career. See graduation requirements for more specific requirements.
For additional information about the Keystone Exams, visit the SAS website at www.pdesas.org.
School Performance Profile (SPP)
The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results to various constituencies and assist districts and schools in aligning and focusing resources for continuous improvement. The School Performance Profile provides information about each school’s academic performance, using a common set of criteria and scoring. For more information and to see how EEACS performed, visit http://paschoolperformance.org/