U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Table of contents
•Title page
•Introduction
•Acknowledgments
•National Summary
State Profiles
•Sources
•Appendix A
•Appendix B
•Appendix C
•Full report in PDF format (1,601K)

State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I

Pennsylvania
http://www.pde.state.pa.us/


School and Teacher Demographics

Per Pupil Expenditures
(CCD, 1998-1999)
$7,450

Number of districts
(CCD, 1999-2000)
501

Number of public schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
1,934 564 598 28 3,164

Number of charter schools
(CCD, 1999-2000)
47

Number of FTE teachers
(CCD, 1999-2000)
Elementary Middle High Combined Total
48,545 23,402 33,555 732 107,344

Public school enrollment
  1993-94 1999-2000
K-8
(CCD)
1,211,113 1,244,200
9-12
(CCD)
496,382 541,172
Total
(CCD)
1,744,082 1,816,716
Pre-K
(by state definition)
4,181 2,620

Sources of funding
District average
(CCD, 1998-99)

State 38%, Local 56%, Federal 6%, Intermediate, *

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Student Demographics

Race/ethnicity
(CCD, K-12)
  1993-94 1999-2000
American Indian/Alaskan Natives 1,683 2,191
  * *
Asian/Pacific Islander 30,414 35,098
  2% 2%
Black 239,902 270,582
  14% 15%
Hispanic 57,438 76,863
  3% 4%
White 1,414,645 1,431,977
  81% 79%
Other n/a n/a
 

Students with disabilities
(OSEP)
1993-94 1999-2000
175,867 198,718
9% 10%

Students with Limited English Proficiency
(ED/NCBE, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
n/a 28,540
* 2%

Migratory students
(OME, K-12)
1993-94 1999-2000
8,424 17,796
* 1%

All schools by percent of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program*
(CCD, 1999-2000)

For 0 to 34%, 2,099 schools; 35% to 49%, 457 schools; 50% to 74%, 319 schools; 75% to 100%, 287 schools

*2 schools did not report.

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Statewide Accountability Information
(Collected from States, January 2002 for 2001-2002 school year)

Statewide Goal for Schools on State Assessment
None

Expected School Improvement on Assessment
Rewards=Increase 50 points on CRT (PSSA)

Indicators for School Accountability
CRT (PSSA), graduation, attendance

Title I Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for Schools
Move 5 percent of students up one proficiency level in reading, math (4 levels: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Below Basic)


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Title I

Title I
(ED Consolidated Report, 1999-2000)
  School Wide Programs Targeted Assistance Totals
Number of Schools 446 1,352 1,798
  25% 75% 100%
Schools Meeting AYP Goal 198 1,299 1,497
  44% 96% 83%
School in Need of Improvement 248 53 301
  56% 4% 17%

Title I allocation
(Includes Basic, Concentration, and LEA grants, Capital Expenditures, Even Start, Migrant Education, and Neglected & Delinquent, ED, 1999-00)
$358,981,327

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NAEP State Results
  Grade 4 Grade 8
Reading, 1998:  
Proficient level and above n/a n/a
Basic level and above n/a n/a
Math, 2000:  
Proficient level and above n/a n/a
Basic level and above n/a n/a

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Assessment Information
Assessment Reported Pennsylvania System of Student Assessment
State Definition of "Proficient" Test results placed in quartiles, (proficient level in 2000-01)

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Student Achievement 1999-2000

Percentage of students meeting state proficiency levels

Grade 5

Reading
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 22% 23% 26% 29%
Title I Schools 46 31 16 7
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 65 21 8 5
Migratory students 50 32 12 6
Students with Disabilities 55 19 9 8

Mathematics
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 22% 26% 25% 27%
Title I Schools 45 34 15 6
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 55 26 10 8
Migratory students 52 32 10 6
Students with Disabilities 57 24 11 8

Grade 8

Reading
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 24% 23% 29% 25%
Title I Schools 50 28 16 7
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 66 20 10 4
Migratory students 52 30 15 3
Students with Disabilities 70 18 8 4

Mathematics
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 23% 26% 27% 25%
Title I Schools 51 31 13 5
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 50 27 16 7
Migratory students 42 37 15 6
Students with Disabilities 68 21 7 4

 

Grade 11

Reading
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 26% 25% 25% 25%
Title I Schools 74 19 5 2
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 81 12 7 1
Migratory students 69 14 14 4
Students with Disabilities 74 15 6 5

Mathematics
  Low Low Middle High Middle Top
All Students 25% 23% 26% 25%
Title I Schools 72 20 7 2
High Poverty Schools        
           
Students with Limited English Proficiency 56 11 18 8
Migratory students 48 22 21 10
Students with Disabilities 76 14 5 5


High School Indicators
  1993-94 1998-99
High school dropout rate
(CCD, event)
n/a 4%
  1994-95 1998-99
Postsecondary enrollment
(IPEDS, High school grads enrolled in college)
68,571 80,065
67% 72%

Sources


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