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PA Future Ready - Career Readiness

Background
 
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:

  • % Proficient / Advanced on PSSA/Keystone Exams
  • Meeting Annual growth Expectations (PVAAS)
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Graduation Rate
  • Career Standards / Readiness
  • 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.

 

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." During the 2018-19 school year, the District created a team of staff to complete this task.

Portfolio Components / Requirements

  • By the end of grade 5, the student has produced six or more pieces of evidence or at least two pieces of evidence accumulated by the end of grade 3, and at least two pieces of evidence each year in grade 4 and grade 5. Evidence shall be collected in a manner that validates that all four strands of the CEW Standards have been meaningfully addressed.  (Google Drive)
  • By the end grade 8, the student has a career portfolio containing the K-5 grade band evidence and an additional six pieces of evidence, or at least two pieces of additional evidence in each of the following: grade 6, grade 7, grade 8. Evidence shall be collected in a manner that validates that all four strands of the CEW Standards have been meaningfully addressed. One of the pieces of evidence for the 6-8 grade band must be the student’s individualized career plan. (Import Google Drive to Schoology)
  • By the end of grade 11, the student has a career portfolio containing both the K-5 and 6-8 grade band evidence, and an additional eight pieces of evidence, or at least two pieces of evidence each year, collected in the 9-11 grade band that validates all four strands of the CEW Standards have been meaningfully addressed. At least two of these pieces of evidence for the 9-11 grade band must demonstrate implementation of the student’s individualized career plan. (Naviance)
Data Reporting and Monitoring 
Overall adherence and quality assurance checks to the Department's expectations regarding this indicator will be completed in two main avenues:
  1. PIMS Data Submission -  PIMS Student Fact Template - Field 10 (Y or N)  
  2. Creation of Student Career Portfolios (Google Drive, Schoology, & Naviance)
PIMS Data Submission
The District's PIMS Coordinator will be responsible for uploading the PIMS report that captures this piece of the indicator.  It is a building level responsibility (School Counselor) to provide Supervisor of Pupil Services with a roster for this particular field with Y or N identified.  The Supervisor of Pupil Services is responsible for K-12 complete & accurate information to be reported to the PIMS Coordinator.