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The increases are relatively small, but they’re giving school leaders hope that Philadelphia students can continue to boost their scores in the years to come.
The report also includes measures of equity, including a racial breakdown of suspensions and access to Advanced Placement courses.
Pennsylvania’s Act 158 requires students to meet one of five “pathways” in order to get their diploma.
Superintendent says “there is a place” for test scores in selective admissions, but that cutoff scores will be reevaluated.
District and individual school scores will be released in November.
As the new school board takes control of the District, the data and other indicators show a mixed record.
Three years ago, Pa. officials said 140 educators faced discipline in the investigations launched in 2011. The new administration says it cannot report how many cases are still in process.
The state’s largest bricks-and-mortar charter is operated for profit by a GOP power broker. Its test scores plunged in 2012 when security measures were tightened.
As parents and students statewide forgo high-stakes exams, a broader movement grows.
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