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PDE Press Release November 06, 2014
Harrisburg – Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq today announced the results of the 2013-14 School Performance Profile – www.paschoolperformance.org – that show 2,134 of 2,947, or 72 percent, public school buildings earning a 70 or higher. Compared to the 2012-13 profile, the percentage of schools with a 70 or higher has held steady at 72 percent. “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,” Dumaresq said. “I am pleased that our students and educators continue to meet the challenge of more rigorous academic programs, and I congratulate them for a job well done.”
Grades for Pennsylvania public schools dropped marginally in 2013-14, data from the state Department of Education show. School performance results from 2012-13 show nearly 73 percent of schools received a 70 or higher on a 100-point scale, about half a percentage point higher than in 2013-14. Statewide, no county's grade rose or fell more than five points from its average in 2012-13.