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§ 2-222. Drop-out data collection

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article II. School Districts (Refs & Annos)
Subarticle (b). Powers and Duties, Etc.
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 2-222
§ 2-222. Drop-out data collection
(a) The department shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) To report the graduation rates and drop-out rates in this Commonwealth.
(2) To implement and maintain a data collection and reporting system that accounts for all students and calculates graduation rates and drop-out rates in all school entities in accordance with Federal regulations or guidelines. The department may comply with this section by modifying a currently existing data collection and reporting system to provide the information required under subsection (b).
(3) To require school entities to report student graduation and drop-out data to the department using the department's data collection system.
(b)(1) Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year and in each school year thereafter, the department shall annually prepare a report and provide a copy of the report to the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House of Representatives and shall post a copy of the report on the department's publicly accessible Internet website by December 1 of each year. The report shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
(i) All drop-out rates and graduation rates reported by school entities, including school-level data, disaggregated by the factors used to identify an at-risk student and the following classifications:
(A) Limited English proficiency.
(B) Low income.
(C) Special education.
(D) Gifted education.
(E) Race or ethnicity.
(F) Gender.
(G) School entity.
(H) Geographic area.
(ii) Highest grade level completed and age prior to dropping out.
(2) School entities shall use the definitions and formulas established by the department if no Federal statute, regulation or guideline exists when reporting the graduation rates and drop-out rates to the department. School entities shall report these rates annually in a manner required by the department.
(3) The department may develop any guidelines or standards necessary to implement the requirements of this section.
(c) As used in this section, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Department.” The Department of Education of the Commonwealth.
“School entity.” A public school district, charter school, cyber charter school or area career and technical school.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. II, § 222, added 2010, Nov. 17, P.L. 996, No. 104, § 2, imd. effective. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 5, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].
24 P.S. § 2-222, PA ST 24 P.S. § 2-222
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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