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PA Future Ready - Career Readiness Indicator

PA Future Ready - Career Readiness Indicator

School Performance Profile (SPP) will be replaced with PA Future Ready Index starting in the 2018-19 school year.  As a result, the data collection for this new dashboard will occur during the 2017-18 school year and have an impact on planning, instruction, and data collection to name a few.  The intent of this portion of the District's website is to clearly communicate with staff how we will operate as a District to be in compliance with the data collection and operationalization of this new tool the Commonwealth is using.  
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Future Ready PA Index is:
  • A more holistic tool for communities to measure school success.
  • Less reliant on point-in-time standardized test scores. 
  • Comprehensive measures that values school's efforts to help all students learn, grow, and succeed in the classroom and beyond. 
As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), there is six (6) Federal Accountability Indicators:
  1. % Proficient / Advanced on PSSA/Keystone Exams
  2. Meeting Annual growth Expectations (PVAAS)
  3. English Language Proficiency
  4. Graduation Rate
  5. Career Standards / Readiness 
  6. Chronic Absenteeism
Of the six indicators, four are mandated by the Federal Department of Education and two were selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  
6 Federal Accountability Indicators - ESSA
Career Readiness Indicator 
The Career Readiness Indicator has several requirements District's must meet.  This includes the creation and formal adoption of a Comprehensive K-12 Career Guidance Services Plan.  These plans are often referred to as a "339 plan."  As the new Director of Curriculum for the WASD, conversations & revisions are underway pertaining to our 339 Plan prior to submitting for Board Approval. 
The Career Readiness Indicator:
  • Ensures that all students have access to career exploration and preparation activities that are standards-aligned and evidence-based. 
  • Percent of students who demonstrate meaningful engagement in career exploration and preparation and implementation of individualized career plans through separate, specific measures based on grade-level benchmarks aligned to the Pennsylvania CEW Standards. 
  • The percentage of students who, by the end of GRADE 5, demonstrate engagement in career exploration and preparation aligned to the CEW standards via PA Career Zone or a locally designed career exploration and preparation program/curriculum.  
  • The percentage of students who, by the end of grade 8, create an individualized career plan and participate in career preparation activities aligned to the CEW Standards. 
  • The percentage of students who, by the end of grade 11, implement their individualized career plan through ongoing development of a career portfolio and participation in career preparation activities aligned to the CEW Standards. 

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