Future Ready Index
The Future Ready PA Index will serve as Pennsylvania’s one-stop location for comprehensive information about school success, and will use a dashboard model to highlight how schools are performing and making progress on multiple indicators.
The dashboard approach to school reporting:
Increases emphasis on student growth measures, which incentivizes a focus on all learners and is less sensitive to demographic variables.
Measures English language acquisition among ELL students, not simply performance on a test of grade level ELA standards.
Incentivizes career awareness instruction beginning at the elementary level.
Addresses the issue of unequal weighting of content areas in the current SPP.
Provides indicators of student success after graduation.
Increases the emphasis on student access to course offerings such as AP, IB, college credit, and CTE programs of study.
Allows LEAs to include locally-selected reading assessments (Grade 3) and math assessments (Grade 7) as additional snapshots of student progress.
Incentivizes schools to offer career pathways that culminate with high value, industry recognized credentials.