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Pa. School Grades Delayed After Numerous Complaints

By The Associated Press — October 08, 2013 1 min read
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Pennsylvania education officials delayed the release of performance scores for all 3,200 regular, charter, cyber, and technical public schools after complaints about technical errors that resulted in many students’ test results not being properly counted.

Tim Eller, a spokesman for the state education department, said the performance scores were expected to be released four days late, on Oct. 4. Even then, some performance scores were likely to be incomplete.

Mr. Eller said the agency would compute a rating using available data and issue a revised rating later.

The new School Performance Profiles replace the previous standard known as adequate yearly progress, or AYP, which was based solely on student math and reading scores. Pennsylvania is no longer required to use that benchmark since receiving a federal No Child Left Behind Act waiver.

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