Future Ready PA Index

About the Future Ready PA Index

Note from the Pennsylvania Department of Education

The Future Ready PA Index is a collection of school progress measures related to school and student success. The Index includes a range of assessment, on-track, and readiness indicators, to more accurately report student learning, growth, and success in the classroom and beyond.

Efforts to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted the availability of some data.

Future Ready PA Index contains the most recent data available in the 2023-2024 school year.

Progress Categories

State Assessment Measures

  • Percent proficient in PSSA and Keystone Exam results in math, English Language Arts, and science 
  • Annual growth expectations through the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

On-Track Measures

  • English Language proficiency
  • Chronic absenteeism
  • Grade 3 reading/grade 7 math early indicators of success
College and Career Measures
  • Graduation rate
  • Career readiness benchmark
  • Industry-based learning (such as industry standards-based competency assessments, high-value industry recognized credentials or work-based experiences)
  • Rigorous courses of study, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, college courses or CTE career pathways

Key for Progress Measures

Schools are evaluated in the three areas and receive an overall score for each. Color coding and arrows provide information about school progress.

Progress Towards Goal/Standard
Blue - School has met or exceeded standards or goals for the category.
Green - School has met or exceeded the interim target.
Red - School has not met the standard or interim target.

Current and Previous Performance Comparison
Up Arrow - Increase in Performance from the Previous Year
Circle - Maintained the Same Performance from the Previous Year
Down Arrow - Decrease in Performance from the Previous Year
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Act 13 of 2020

Act 13 of 2020, signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on March 27, 2020, revises the Act 82 Educator Effectiveness (EE) process used to evaluate professional employees and temporary professional employees in PK-12 education across the commonwealth. The revised rating system applies to classroom teachers, nonteaching professionals, and principals as defined in Act 13.
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