This year on August 10, Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) results revealed that Pittsburgh Public Schools failed to make AYP for the first time since the district implemented its “Excellence for All” reform agenda in 2006. AYP, or Adequate Yearly Progress, is a measurement set in place by the No Child Left Behind Act to ensure that public schools meet state education standards within a certain time frame. This year’s failure comes right after Allderdice attained AYP in 2011 for the first time in…
Few students go through their years here without ever having to go through, at least once, the hassle of fixing a botched schedule. Whether the schedule be completely bungled or just missing a class here or there however, this annual ritual of rushing to the guidance office door has always ironed everything out.
Taylor Allderdice High School met the state benchmark on eleventh grade PSSA exam scores to make adequate yearly progress for the first time in seven years, to the joy and relief of the administration.
The Keystone Exams will gradually replace the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Exams over the next four years.
The superintendent spoke candidly about the issues the Pittsburgh Public Schools face at the press conference, which was hosted at the Board of Education building in Oakland.