PENNSYLVANIA AT A GLANCE

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2004-05 School Year

PENNSYLVANIA STUDENTS
Pennsylvania Total Students Low-Income Students Limited English Proficient Students with Disabilities 1,830,684 31.4% Not Available 14.6% United States 49,676,964 40.9% 8.5% 13.6%

MAPPING PENNSYLVANIA’S EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS 2008

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year

PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS
Pennsylvania Number of Schools Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress Schools in Need of Improvement Schools in Restructuring 3,250 2,404 (77.5%) Not Available Not Available United States 98,905 64,546 (70%) 10,676 2,302

Every day, we learn what works so students can make greater progress. Six years after No Child Left Behind's passage – and midway to the nation's goal of having students on grade level or better in reading and math by 2014 – we have collected more data than ever before about the academic performance of our students and schools. This information enables all of us to chart where we are as individual states and as a nation and to map a course of action for future progress. The foundation of our success will depend on our continued commitment to the following core principles: High Standards Annual Assessments Accountability for Results Highly Qualified Teachers in Every Classroom (HQT) Information and Options for Parents All Children on Grade Level By 2014

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06

PENNSYLVANIA FACTS AND FIGURES
Total NCLB Funding (2007): $775,47,800; a 48% increase over 2001 levels Public AYP Release Date: August Testing System Status: Approved Approval Expected Approval Pending

PENNSYLVANIA TEACHERS

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

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PENNSYLVANIA’S RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Reading Achievement for 2006-2007 Pennsylvania 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 70% 77% 46% 45% 52% NAEP Data– % Basic 73% 81% 44% 43% 53% NAEP Data– % Proficient 40% 47% 13% 15% 19%

PREPARING PENNSYLVANIA STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS

Pennsylvania 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 74% 82% 51% 50% 56% NAEP Data– % Basic 79% 84% 58% 53% 53% NAEP Data– % Proficient 36% 41% 14% 14% 20%

The percentage of high school students who graduate as reported by the state.

The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) is a reliable definition for comparing across the states the percentage of students who graduate on time.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Math Achievement for 2006-2007 Pennsylvania 4th Graders
State Data– % Proficient All White Black Hispanic Low Income 77% 84% 54% 57% 63% NAEP Data– % Basic 85% 90% 64% 70% 71% NAEP Data– % Proficient 47% 53% 18% 28% 22%

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

Pennsylvania 8th Graders
State Data– % Proficient 67% 75% 40% 46% 49% NAEP Data– % Basic 77% 84% 45% 55% 59% NAEP Data– % Proficient 38% 44% 13% 17% 19%

Pennsylvania High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams
Source: College Board

Nation 666,067 (24.2%)

20,344 (16.6%)

OPTIONS FOR PARENTS
# of Eligible Penn. Students Tutoring Choice 89,971 162,001 % of Eligible Penn. Students Participating 4,121 (4.6%) 881 (0.5%) % of Eligible Students Participating Nationally 529,627 (14.5%) 119,988 (2.2%)

Source: Pennsylvania Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data

ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07

FLEXIBILITY OPTIONS FOR STATES–PENNSYLVANIA
Teacher Incentive Fund Limited English Proficient Partnership Flexibility for Students with Disabilities Tutoring Pilot Growth Model Districts in Need of Improvement Pilot
Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

School District of Philadelphia, School District of Pittsburgh Not Participating Participating Not Participating Not Participating Not Participating