The 2017 Student Outcomes Report was presented at the November 13 School Board meeting by Dr. Ron Davis and Dr. Marybeth Irvin. The data presents a positive outcome of the academic performance of the District. Our students continue to meet or exceed the high expectations of our educational system and community. Student Academic Outcomes Report data has remained consistently strong over the past years; families, educators, and community members should take great pride in the performance of the Mt. Lebanon School District. The mission of the Mt. Lebanon School District To provide the best education possible for each and every student continues to be the focus of our educators and informs decision-making.
The 2017 Student Academic Outcomes Report is a collection of aggregate data from the 2016-2017 school year. This report represents summative achievement data that the District collects throughout the year via capstone assessments such as the SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), Keystone, and Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) exams. It is important to note that data reflecting any single year is not indicative of a trend. It should be expected that there will be slight fluctuations in the data from year to year. Only through an analysis of a collection of results over time can valid conclusions be drawn regarding changes in student performance.
Graduation Information (High School)
● The cohort graduation rate for the class of 2017 is 97.9%.
● 93.5% of the graduating class indicated that they would be attending a two or four year college program.
● The percentage of students attending the top two categories of Most Competitive and Highly Competitive colleges equals 30.7%.
Advanced Placement (AP) (High School)
● Mt. Lebanon students earning scores of 3, 4 or 5 outpaced contemporaries throughout Pennsylvania and the nation; 90% of Mt. Lebanon examinees scored 3, 4 or 5 compared to 67% in Pennsylvania and 60.3% in the nation. (Note: This statistic includes students who take an advanced placement course exam with the course not being taught at Mt. Lebanon High School.)
● All Advanced Placement mean scores remain above 3.0.
● Mt. Lebanon mean scores (n=659) are at or above the national average on 19 of the 19 tests.
● The following subtests had scores at least one point higher than the national average: Art, Biology, English Language/Composition, English Literature/Composition, Environmental Science, European History, U.S. Government and Politics.
● Several tests had mean scores of 4.0 and above. These include: Art, Biology, Calculus BC, English Language/Composition, English Literature/ Composition, Environmental Science, Physics E&M, and Spanish.
● Nearly 7 out of every 10 students taking advanced placement courses at Mt. Lebanon (67%) scored at a 4 or 5.
● For the graduating class of 2017, 46.4 % of the 12th graders scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam during their high school career.
ACT (High School)
● The number of students taking the ACT was 74%, an increase of 10% from the previous year.
● Scores remain significantly higher than state and national means. The average composite score was 25.9 compared to the national average of 21.0 and the Pennsylvania state average of 23.7.
SAT (High School)
● Scores remain significantly higher than state and national means.
● The combined Mathematics & EWR score of 1198 is 128 points higher than the national mean and 125 points higher than the Pennsylvania mean.
● 85.3% of the class participated in this assessment.
● The SAT Subject Test scores illustrate that, on 6 out of 7 tests, Mt. Lebanon students scored above state and national averages.
PSAT/NMSQT - National Merit (High School)
● The graduating class of 2018 (2017 Juniors) had 25 students qualify as Commended or Semi-Finalist National Merit students; 11 of the 25 were SemiFinalists.
Keystone Exams (Grades 8 – 11)
● The overall proficiency rate for the 11th grade cohort in 2016-2107 (Class of 2018) in Algebra 1 was 93.3%, the highest in 5 years.
● The overall proficiency rate for the 11th grade cohort in 2016-2017 (Class of 2018) in Biology was 90.5 the highest in 5 years.
● The overall proficiency rate for the 11th grade cohort in 2016-2017 (Class of 2018) in English Literature was 96.2%, the 2nd highest in 5 years.
PSSA (Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
● Our District has exceeded State performance averages on 100% of the curricular standards' report categories and assessment anchors.
● District composite scores far exceed State averages - ELA by 30.4% points, Math by 32.5% points, and Science by 29.4% points.
● Scores on all measures and at all grade levels far exceed state averages.
PVAAS (Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System)
● This is a statistical model using a formula to describe student academic growth from the previous year's performance.
● There is significant evidence showing that the School District exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in grades 4-8 Composite Math.
● There is significant evidence showing that the School District exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in grades 4-8 Composite ELA.
● There is significant evidence showing that the School District exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in grades 4 and 8 Science.
● There is significant evidence showing that the School District exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in Keystone assessments: Algebra and Biology; and moderate evidence showing the School District exceeded the standard for PA Academic Growth in English Literature.
SPP (School Performance Profile)
● SPP is a collection of data that provides a broader perspective of student achievement in each building.
● Unpacking the data within the SPP illustrates that each school's high level of academic performance, in relation to our comparator schools and the State, is consistent with community expectations of a high quality education. High School's SPP score is 97.7. Middle Schools range from 72.9 to 94.4. Elementary Schools range from 81.6 to 99.3.