The Annual Yearly Performance scores generated by the state are being replaced with a testing system that will assign a grade to schools, based on student performance.
The School Performance Profile Academic Performance Scoring will generate a letter grade based on the overall performance of the school, according to Superintendent of Schools Richard Sniscak.
The test will weight academic achievement (40%), academic improvement in all students (5%), academic improvement in historically underperforming students (5%), academic growth (40%) and other factors reflecting academic achievement (10%).
The remaining 10% includes data elements that indicate preparation for post-secondary education and workforce success.
More information is expected to be received by educators on Sept. 30.
"There are a lot of unknowns right now with the No Child Left Behind laws as it applies to AYP. (The state) hasn't said how they're packaging it yet," Sniscak said.
Administrators expect results from the recent Keystone Exams by Sept. 5