Radnor Ranked #4 In State For PSSA Scores

The Radnor School District's PSSA performance ranks fourth out of 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Radnor Township School District ranks 4 among 500 school districts in Pennsylvania, based off of their performance on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) Exam, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

The Pittsburgh Business Times recently released its 2012 Guide of Western Pennsylvania Schools. The guide lists the school district rankings on the PSSA scores statewide.

The formula for the ranking takes into account three years of PSSA test scores in math, reading, writing and science, according to The Business Journals. Three years of scores are considered, with the current year given the most weight.

Radnor School District ranked above all other Delaware County school districts. It ranked just behind neighboring Tredyffrin-Easttown School District.

Radnor held the same statewide rank the previous year.

How important do you think is the PSSA ranking? Do you think there is too much emphasis placed on these standardized tests? Tell us in the comments below.

Radnor Patch ISN'T About Radnor Anymore :( April 18, 2012 at 09:12 PM
And raising our school taxes by 13% over the last 2 years is going to get us what? 3rd place?? Out of 500 school districts in PA. The Democrats in control of the School Board are out of control with our money.
Christopher Merken May 08, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Speaking from a current student's point of view - and having just taken three weeks of PSSA testing in March and April - I believe (along with many of my fellow students) that the PSSA's are a major waste of time. Classes had to be reschuedled or cancelled or moved to different rooms to allow for testing. Whole sections of the building were locked down with teachers guarding the doors. And the material is so far below RHS standards it's embarassing. These tests don't test our skills at students or our knowledge learned in classes. The PSSA's aren't designed for schools like RHS. They're designed to catch the schools that aren't up to par. We are, plain and simple. Why should we waste six days over three weeks answering questions that are simply too simple? Radnor could simply refuse to take the PSSA's. What will Pennsylvania do to us if we refuse? Why not simply opt out for a year. Also keep in mind that the Keystone exams are coming down the pipe. These exams will be a statewide standardized test that will replace the PSSA's, but will go on student's transcripts. In the subjects for which they're given, these exams will be a part of the final grade - up to 40% - of that class. Teachers will have to make sure to teach to the test. Is standardized testing really that important? Radnor is such a great district, we're in the top four in the state. Why do we bother with these tests?


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