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Benefits-based Accountability

The vision of the Elizabethtown Area School District is as follows:

Every Student Graduates Ready to Live, Learn, and Thrive in a Global Community

We accomplish this mission by coupling three core elements: 1) robust learning environments at all grade levels, 2) a healthy culture of belonging in all school buildings; and 3) an accountability system that provides feedback on how well we are doing as an educational institution.

In this section of the website, we take a closer look at our Benefits-based Accountability System.

The District uses accountability measurements to give the community feedback on how well we are doing as an educational institution. As a District, because we emphasize a whole-child approach to learning, we prioritize moving beyond the traditional accountability model that only emphasizes state-mandated benchmarks. Rather than focusing primarily on PSSA and Keystone testing data and failure prevention alone (the traditional model), our benefits-based system will revolve around answering the following question: How can we help all students transition from our District at the time of their graduation to life beyond high school, ready to live, learn, and thrive in a global community?

How can we help all students transition from our District at the time of their graduation to life beyond high school, ready to live, learn, and thrive in a global community?

To answer this question, we have committed to seven foundational pillars that EASD will use to support our students, allowing each to pursue their hopes and dreams for their futures upon graduation. The seven core pillars of Benefits-based Accountability align with our Life Ready Model and Culture of Belonging efforts and our desire for operational efficiencies:

Pillars aligned to the Life Ready Model and Culture of Belonging initiatives

  1. Student Learning
  2. Student Readiness
  3. Engaged, Well-Rounded Students
  4. Well Being

Pillars aligned to Operational Efficiency efforts

  1. Community Connections
  2. Effective Adults
  3. Effective Systems

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