The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 4, 2013

Pennsylvania school grading data released following delay


The Daily Item

SUNBURY — HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania education officials say they have released performance scores for all 3,200 traditional, charter, cyber and technical schools following complaints about technical errors that delayed it by four days.

Department of Education spokesman Tim Eller said today the performance scores were available online at paschoolperformance.org.

Some performance scores are incomplete after school officials complained two weeks ago that technical errors had resulted in many students’ tests not being included in the scoring.

Schools were able to ask the department to suppress questionable data until corrections are made. Until then, the department says it will compute a rating using available data and issue a revised rating later, likely in December.

The problem involves the Keystone tests, which were given for the first time statewide in 2012-13.