Charter schools are required to participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and the Keystone Exams just as traditional public schools are. Charter Schools are held to the same academic standards as regular public schools. As the authorizer, the School District of Pittsburgh monitors the academic performance annually in order to ensure that these standards are met. If a charter school is failing to meet academic standards, a plan of action to address student performance must be shared with the District.
Below is the most recent performance for each charter school. Links to performance for prior years follow the 2021-2022 tables.
Caveats must be made for these results due to the impact of the Covid pandemic. Instructional delivery, student attendance and test participation, and testing conditions during the 2020-2021 school year were impacted by the Covid pandemic, resulting in performance declines. In addition, the extended testing window, certain federal and state testing flexibilities, and irregular and historically low test participation impact the availability and comparability of specific data elements (futurereadypa.org).
2021-2022 Keystone/PSSA Accountability Reporting (%Proficient + Advanced)
*Includes results for PSSA and Keystone Exams; **Keystone Exam results only
Decline in performance from previous year
Source: Future Ready PA Index
Links to the Future Ready PA Index (FRI) Summary for each charter school can be found below.