Act 13 and Chapter 19 revise Student Performance Data into three categories: (1) Building Level Score, (2) Teacher-Specific Data, and (3) LEA-Selected Measures.
BUILDING LEVEL SCORE:
The building level score component of student performance data is simplified and makes up no more than 10 percent of an educator’s evaluation. This score mitigates several indicators from the School Percentage Profile (SPP), particularly those that unfairly penalize employees in struggling schools. This new score is based on student standardized test scores, student growth (PVAAS), graduation rates, and attendance rates. The building level score is also adjusted by a ’challenge multiplier‘ based on the population of economically disadvantaged students in school building partially account for the strong correlation between poverty and student performance.
The new teacher-specific data component of student performance data is simplified and makes up no more than 10 percent of a classroom teacher’s evaluation. It includes student standardized test scores, student growth (PVAAS), and IEP goal progress.
The LEA-Selected Measures component of student performance data takes the place of the former Elective Data (student learning outcome) component. These measures make up no more than 10 percent of an annual rating and no more than 30 percent of an interim rating. While Chapter 19, no longer refers to these measures as student learning outcomes, the list of possible measures remains unchanged.