State releases school grading data after delay

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 4, 2013 9:07 AM
Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for school-classroom.jpg

(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 Friday the performance scores were available online.

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.

This story has been updated from an earlier version. 

Published in News

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »