Glossary

  • General Definitions
    Lagging Indicator

    The data for a lagging indicator are collected, at a minimum, one year prior to the reporting year. Lagging indicators include Regular Attendance, Graduation Rate, Post-Secondary Transition to School, Military, Work.

    Full-Academic Year (FAY)

    The definition of Full Academic Year (FAY) is based on the student being continuously enrolled on or before Oct. 1 of the school year until the last day of the testing window for the PSSA, PASA and/or Keystone Exams. Accountability data is reported for students who are FAY.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Local Education Agency (LEA)

    A board of education or other legally constituted local school authority having administrative control and direction of public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school district, or political subdivision in a state, or any other public educational agency having administrative control and direction of a career and technical program. This term includes state correctional education agencies.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Student Group Scores

    ESSA requires states to disaggregate achievement and other data by student group, including economically disadvantaged students, English learners, students receiving special education services, and major racial and ethnic groups. Pennsylvania celebrates this facet of the law and has designed its accountability system to ensure maximum transparency around student group performance. Within each school, the performance of any student group that meets the minimum group size of 20 will be calculated and depicted as described above.

  • State Assessment Measures Definitions and Calculations
    Meeting Annual Academic Growth Expectations (PVAAS)

    This performance measure represents the academic growth of students taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments (PSSA) or Keystone Exams relative to their entering achievement and the average statewide growth during the reported year. For details on the inclusion of Keystone scores for PVAAS school reporting, please go to:
    https://pvaas.sas.com/support/PVAAS-IncludingRetestersKeystoneScores.pdf

    Calculations

    The PVAAS Academic Growth Score presents the school’s impact on the change in academic achievement levels of groups of students from year-to-year in each of the state assessed content areas.

    The PVAAS Growth Index is converted to a 50-100-point scale for each of the following state assessed content areas for ALL students and each applicable subgroup (N > 20):

    • English Language Arts: PSSA English Language Arts and Keystone Literature
    • Science: PSSA Science and Keystone Biology
    • Math: PSSA Math and Keystone Algebra I

    Details about PVAAS and the PVAAS Methodology can be found on the PVAAS Website:
    https://pvaas.sas.com/

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Test Participation Rate

    Test participation rate is equal to the number of students that have a scored PSSA/PASA exam or grade 11 students with a Keystone Exam divided by the number of test eligible students enrolled at the end of the test window for the PSSA or grade 11 May enrollment snapshot.

    Source: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

    Percent Advanced (PSSA/PASA/Keystone Exams)

    This performance measure represents the percentage of all students, enrolled for a full academic year, scoring Advanced on the:

    • Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in grades 3 through 8 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
    • Keystone end of course exams (for federal accountability, Pennsylvania reports students’ best score to date by 11th grade) for Literature, Algebra and Biology; and
    • Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) in grades 3 through 8 and 11 for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.

    Calculations

    Beginning in 2017-18, federally-required provisions for assessment participation may influence proficiency calculations. For schools that exceed 95 percent participation; proficiency will be calculated based on the performance of tested students only. However, where participation rates fall below 95 percent, each subsequent non-tested student must be designated as non-proficient.

    Numerator: Number of students listed in the denominator who achieved advanced on the statewide assessment

    Denominator: 95% of students enrolled in the school on the last day of the respective testing window

    OR

    Numerator: Number of students listed in the denominator who achieved advanced on the statewide assessment

    Denominator: Number of test takers among students enrolled in the school on the last day of the respective testing window

    Source: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

    Percent Proficient or Advanced (PSSA/PASA/Keystone Exams)

    This performance measure represents the percentage of all students, enrolled for a full academic year, scoring Proficient or Advanced on the:

    • Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in grades 3 through 8; for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.
    • Keystone end of course exams (for federal accountability, Pennsylvania reports students’ best score to date by 11th grade) for Literature, Algebra and Biology; and
    • Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA) in grades 3 through 8 and 11for English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science.

    Calculations

    Beginning in 2017-18, federally-required provisions for assessment participation may influence proficiency calculations. For schools that exceed 95 percent participation proficiency will be calculated based on the performance of tested students only. However, where participation rates fall below 95 percent, each subsequent non-tested student must be designated as non-proficient.

    Numerator: Number of students listed in the denominator who achieved proficient or advanced on the statewide assessment

    Denominator: 95% of students enrolled in the school on the last day of the respective testing window

    OR

    Numerator: Number of students listed in the denominator who achieved proficient or advanced on the statewide assessment

    Denominator: Number of test takers among students enrolled in the school on the last day of the respective testing window

    Source: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC)

  • On-Track Measures Definitions and Calculations
    Early Indicators of Success

    Percent Grade 3 Reading: This indicator is the percentage of students who demonstrate on-track performance measured by a locally selected assessment or the state issued Grade 3 English Language Arts (ELA) PSSA test. The indicator is inclusive of all students who take the selected assessment and were enrolled for a full academic year.

    Percent Grade 7 Mathematics: This indicator is the percentage of students who demonstrate on-track performance measured by a locally selected assessment or the state issued Grade 7 Mathematics PSSA test. The indicator is inclusive of all students who take the selected assessment and were enrolled for a full academic year.

    Locally-selected assessments must provide for accessibility or accommodations that allow it to be used by a minimum of 95 percent of the students in each school.

    Schools that submit local assessment results where the participation rate is below 95% will default to their PSSA results.

    Schools not choosing to use a local assessment will default to respective PSSA assessment.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number of students who attain proficiency on the assessment

    Denominator: Number of Full Academic Year (FAY) students in each grade

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    English Language Proficiency

    This indicator is the percentage of English Learners who met their interim growth toward, or attainment level , of English language proficiency as measured by the ACCESS for ELLs.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number of EL students, enrolled for a full academic year (FAY), who met their interim growth target or attainment level on or ahead of time.

    Denominator: Number of English Learner students, enrolled for a full academic year (FAY), who have ACCESS scores from the current and previous school years.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Regular Attendance

    This indicator is the percentage of students enrolled in a school for 60 or more school days and present 90 percent or more of these school days. This is a lagging indicator indicating data is from the year prior to the reporting year.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number of students enrolled for 60 or more school days and present 90 percent or more of the days in which they are enrolled

    Denominator: Number of students enrolled for 60 or more school days.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

  • College and Career Measures Definitions and Calculations
    Advanced on Industry-Based Competency Assessment

    This indicator is the percentage of 12th graders scoring advanced on Industry Standards Based Competency Assessments.
    Unique Statewide Averages are calculated and displayed for a CTC or a District school.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number of 12th graders who scored advanced on Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments

    Denominator: Number of eligible test takers

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Career Standards Benchmark

    This indicator represents the percent of students who demonstrate engagement in instruction and activities to satisfy the Career Education and Work Academic Standards as mandated by Chapter 4 Regulations and in accordance with District Comprehensive Plans and Chapter 339 K-12 Guidance Plans School entities must demonstrate that students have met the full continuum of career readiness expectations as defined for each grade span. Specifically, evidence shall be collected in a manner that validates that all four strands of the Career Education and Work standards have been meaningfully addressed for all students. Grade span requirements are as follows:

    • By the end of grade 5, the student has produced two (2) or more pieces of evidence accumulated within the K-5 grade span. Beginning in 2018-2019, students are to produce a minimum of six (6) pieces of evidence in grades K-3, 4, and 5.
    • By the end of grade 8, the student has produced two (2) additional pieces of evidence beyond the K-5 band evidence. One piece of evidence for the 6-8 grade band must be the student’s individualized career plan. Beginning in 2018-2019, students are to produce a minimum of six (6) pieces of evidence in grades 6, 7, and 8.
    • By the end of grade 11, the student has produced 2 additional pieces of evidence beyond the K-5 and 6-8 grade bands of evidence. Beginning in 2018-2019, students are to produce a minimum of eight (8) pieces of evidence in grades 9, 10 and 11. At least 2 of these pieces of evidence must demonstrate implementation of the student’s individualized career plan.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number students submitting required number of evidence (e.g., 2 pieces in 2017-2018)

    Denominator: May 31st enrollment of students in each reported grade - 5, 8, 11

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    High School Graduation

    Percent Graduation 4-Year Cohort: This indicator is the percentage of students who graduate with a high school diploma in a four-year cohort group. This measurement is a lagging indicator.
    Percent Graduation 5-Year Cohort: This indicator is the percentage of students who graduate with a high school diploma in a five-year cohort group. This measurement is a lagging indicator

    Calculations

    Numerator: Attributed number of students graduating with a high school diploma on or before the reporting year

    Denominator: Number of cohort students entering 9th grade four years prior to the reporting year for percent graduation four-year cohort or five years prior to reporting year for percent graduation five-year cohort.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Industry-Based Learning

    This indicator is the percentage of 12th graders that demonstrate at least one of the following:

    • Scored competent or advanced on Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments (NOCTI/NIMS)
    • Earned at least one Industry-Recognized Credential
    • Completed a Work-Based Learning Experience

    Note: 12th graders are only counted one time, even if multiple activities are completed.

    Unique Statewide Averages are calculated and displayed for a CTC or a District school.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Sum of the number of 12th graders who achieved one or more of the following between 7th grade and 12th grade:

    • Scored competent or advanced on Industry Standards-Based Competency Assessments;
    • Earned at least one industry-recognized credential; or
    • Completed a Work-Based learning experience

    Denominator: Number of 12th Graders in reporting year

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Post Secondary Transition to School, Military, Work

    This indicator is the percentage of high school graduates who have enrolled in an institution of higher education, enlisted in the military, or entered the workforce within sixteen (16) months after their graduation date. This is a lagging indicator.

    Note: Graduates are only counted one time, even if multiple activities are completed.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Total number of graduates who enrolled in an institution of higher learning, enlisted in the military, or entered the work force

    Denominator: Number of graduates/ completers for that year

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Rigorous Courses of Study

    This indicator is the percentage of 12th graders who participated in at least one Rigorous Course of Study, defined as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or dual credit courses during grades 7-12, or in a concentrated CTE program of study.

    Core content subject areas included: Arts, English Language Arts, History and Social Sciences, Math and Computer Science, Science and Engineering, and World Language and Culture.

    Note: 12th graders are only counted one time, even if multiple activities are completed.

    A school's number of unique AP/IB/Dual Enrollment course offerings in grades 7-12 includes the following:

    • Arts
    • English Language Arts
    • History and Social Sciences
    • Math and Computer Science
    • Science and Engineering
    • World Language and Culture

    Unique Statewide Averages are calculated and displayed for a CTC or a District school.

    Calculations

    Numerator: Number of 12th grade students who participated in AP, IB, or dual credit courses or in a concentrated CTE program of study.

    Denominator: Number of 12th graders in reporting year

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

  • School/District Fast Facts
    American Indian/Alaskan Native

    The percent of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) native students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of American Indian or Alaskan (not Hispanic) Native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Asian

    The percent of Asian native students (not Hispanic) in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of Asian native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. ASIAN - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Black

    The percent of Black or African American (not Hispanic) students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of Black or African American (not Hispanic) native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin).

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Charter School Enrollment

    The number of district resident students attending a charter or cyber charter school based on October Student Snapshot enrollment. This number is exclusive of the district enrollment.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Career and Technical Center Name

    The Career and Technical Center students from this school may attend.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)

    Career and Technical Programs

    The specific career and technical programs offered by this LEA during the reported school year. Please visit the school’s website for additional information.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)

    Career and Technical Center Website

    This link is to the website which provides additional information about the career and technical center.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)

    District Enrollment

    The actual enrollment in the district based on October Student Snapshot of reported school year.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Economically Disadvantaged

    The percent of students who are considered economically disadvantaged in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of students identified as economically disadvantaged in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. It is at the discretion of the District to determine if a student is economically disadvantaged. Poverty data sources that may be used include the following; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cases, census poor, Medicaid, children living in institutions that are neglected or delinquent, those supported in foster homes or free/reduced price lunch eligibility.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    English Language Learner

    The percent of students enrolled in English as a Second Language program in the district reported on October Student Snapshot equals the number of students identified as English Language Learners in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. English Learner (EL) is defined as a student with limited English language proficiency who: 1) was not born in the United States or whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; or is a Native American or Alaska Native who is a native resident of the outlying areas and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on such an individual’s level of English language proficiency; or is migratory and whose native language is other than English and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and 2) has sufficient difficulty speaking, reading, writing or understanding the English language and whose difficulties may deny such individual the opportunity to learn successfully in classrooms where the language of instruction is English or to participate fully in an English speaking society.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Enrollment in Partnering Career and Technical Center(s)

    This data element reports the number of district students enrolled in partnering Career and Technical Centers.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Female

    The percent of female students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of female students in the school or district divided by the total school or district population.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Foster Care

    This data element indicates the percent of students with foster care experience. Foster care provides temporary care with foster parents for children who are unable to remain in their own homes and are placed in the custody of the county Children and Youth agency by the courts.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Grades Offered

    This data element indicates the grade levels offered by the school or district.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)

    Geographic Size of District (Square Miles)

    This data element indicates the number of square miles within the district boundaries.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)

    Gifted Students

    The percent of students in the school with a Gifted Individualized Education Plan (GIEP) based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of students in the school with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP) divided by the total number of students in the school.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Hispanic

    The percent of Hispanic students in the district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of Hispanic native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. HISPANIC – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Homeless

    This data element indicates the percent of students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence in accordance with the McKinney-Vento Act.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)/Institutional Characteristics (IC)

    Intermediate Unit Name

    The Intermediate Unit that provides support to the district.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Intermediate Unit Website

    This link is to the website for the Intermediate Unit that provides support to the district.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Male

    The percent of male students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of male students in the school or district divided by the total school or district population.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Member District Enrollment Name, Number, and Percent

    The information lists the school district(s) sending students to a Career Technical Center (CTC). Also listed are the number of students from the associated district attending the CTC and the corresponding percent of enrollment that the district represents at the CTC

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)/Bureau of Career and Technical Education (BCTE)

    Military Connected

    This data element indicates the percent of students with Military Family connections. Military with Active Duty status is defined in accordance with 10 USC § 101(d) (1). In the case of a member of the National Guard, Active Duty includes service under a call to active service authorized by the President or the Secretary of Defense under 32 USC § 502(f) for purposes of responding to a national emergency declared by the President and supported by Federal funds. All Active Guard Reserve (AGR) members must be assigned against an authorized mobilization position in the unit they support. This includes Navy Training and Administration of the Reserves (TARs), Marine Corps Active Reserve (ARs), and Coast Guard Reserve Program Administrator (RPAs). Active Duty status also applies to a Uniformed Service member who is an active duty commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Commissioned Corps).

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

    The percent of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic) native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    School Safety Report

    The School Safety Report serves as a tool for the data collection, content distribution and report repository for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Safe Schools. Student Assistance Program (SAP) and Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth (AEDY) data is collected annually and aggregated into an assortment of public and private reports.
    https://www.safeschools.state.pa.us

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)

    Special Education Data Report

    Annual data reporting that identifies LEA performance on special education state performance plan.
    http://penndata.hbg.psu.edu

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)

    Special Education

    The percent of school-age students receiving special education services in the school or district based on the Special Education December collection and the October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of students receiving special education services divided by the total school or district enrollment. These students are not necessarily residents of the district where the building is located. Special Education: A student receiving specially designed instruction consistent with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA – Part B). This does not include students with a Gifted Individualized Education Program (GIEP). An IEP is a written annual educational plan that is developed, reviewed and revised by an IEP team in accordance with the regulations governing special education programs in Pennsylvania. The IEP specifies the individual educational needs of the child who is eligible for special education and what education and related services are necessary to meet those needs.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    State Audit

    State audit designed to answer certain questions regarding the District's compliance with applicable state laws, contracts, grant requirements, and administrative procedures, as well as to report the status of corrective action taken by the District in response to prior audit recommendations.
    https://www.paauditor.gov/audit-reports

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Teaching and Learning (BTL)

    Title I School

    This indicator shows Title I status. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Federal Programs

    Two or More Races

    The percent of multi-racial (not Hispanic) students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of multi-racial (not Hispanic) native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. Multi-racial (not Hispanic) - A person who is identified as 2 or more races.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

    White

    The percent of white (not Hispanic) students in the school or district based on October Student Snapshot enrollment equals the number of white (not Hispanic) native students in the school or district divided by total school or district enrollment. WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)

  • Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
    Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools (CSI)

    Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools (CSI): ESSA requires each State to develop a plan to identify schools for support and improvement. The process of identifying schools for support will result in two distinct designations: 1. Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and 2. Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). CSI schools must include at least the lowest-performing 5 percent of a State’s Title I schools, as well as any high school – Title I or not – with an adjusted cohort graduation rate of 67 percent or less.

    Targeted Support and Intervention SI schools (TSI)

    Targeted Support and Improvement: ESSA requires each State to develop a plan to identify schools for support and improvement. The process of identifying schools for support will result in two distinct designations: 1. Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and 2. Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI). CSI schools must include at least the lowest-performing 5 percent of a State’s Title I schools, as well as any high school – Title I or not – with an adjusted cohort graduation rate of 67 percent or less. TSI schools include any school in which one or more student groups performs below CSI thresholds. TSI schools that receive Title I funds and that do not meet state-defined targets over a four-year period may be subject to CSI requirements.

  • Fiscal Information
    Average Daily Membership

    Average daily membership includes all resident pupils of the school district for whom the school district is financially responsible. It is calculated by dividing the aggregate days membership for all children on active rolls by the number of days the school district is in session.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Charter School Tuition Rates (per student): Regular Education

    Charter school tuition rates (per student) for nonspecial education students reflect selected nonspecial education expenditures per average daily membership.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Charter School Tuition Rates (per student): Special Education

    Charter school tuition rates (per student) for special education students reflect selected special education expenditures per average daily membership.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Facilities Acquisition

    Capital Facilities Acquisition, Construction and Improvements are capital expenditures incurred to purchase land, buildings, service systems and built-in equipment.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Federal Revenues

    Federal revenues include revenue originating from the Federal government.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    General Fund Balance

    Fund balance in the General Fund: Committed plus Assigned plus Unassigned fund balances (0830 + 0840 + 0850) in the General Fund from the Balance Sheet–Governmental Funds (NAG) on the AFR. The term shall not include Nonspendable and Restricted fund balances.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Instruction

    Instructional expenditures include all activities dealing directly with the interaction between teachers and students and related costs, which can be directly attributed to a program of instruction.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Local Revenues

    Local revenues include the amount of money produced within the boundaries of the Local Education Agency (LEA) and available to the LEA for its use.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    MV/PI Aid Ratio

    MV/PI Aid Ratio reflects an LEA's combined market value (MV) and personal income (PI) wealth for each resident student as compared to the state average. The lower the MV/PI Aid Ratio, the less dependent the LEA is on state funding.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Non-Instructional Expenses

    Non-instructional expenditures include activities concerned with providing non-instructional services to students, staff or the community of instruction.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Other Financing Uses

    Other Financing Uses include current debt service expenditures and other costs such as refunding of debt and transfers of monies from one fund to another.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Other Revenues

    Other revenues reflect other financing sources including governmental funds, general long-term debt proceeds, interfund transfers-in, proceeds of fixed asset dispositions, and other transfer-in and receipts.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Per-pupil Expenditures: Instruction

    Per-pupil expenditures based on instruction reflect instruction expenditures divided by average daily membership.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Per-pupil Expenditures: Total

    Per-pupil expenditures based on total reflect total expenditures divided by average daily membership.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    State Revenues

    State revenues include revenue originating from Commonwealth of PA appropriations and directly disbursed to the recipient.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Support Services

    Support Services expenses include those services that provide administrative, technical (such as guidance and health), and logistical support to facilitate and enhance instruction.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Total Expenditures

    Total Expenditures include Current Expenditures (Instruction, Support Services, and Non-Instructional) and Other Expenditures (Facilities Acquisition & Construction and Other Financing Uses)

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management

    Total Revenues

    Total Revenues include revenue from Local, State, Federal, and Other sources.

    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management