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Dover Area School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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Dover, PA 17315
York County
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PH: (717) 292-3671

  • Grades K-12 & ungraded
  • 3638 students
  • 7 schools

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 PSSA Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

Reading
 75% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 84% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

Math
 83% (2012)
 88% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 88% (2009)
 91% (2008)
 90% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4

Reading
 72% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 80% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 75% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

Science
 85% (2012)
 89% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 96% (2009)
The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

Math
 84% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 84% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5

Reading
 69% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

Writing
 69% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 58% (2009)
 60% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

Math
 78% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6

Reading
 72% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 72% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

Math
 81% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 73% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7

Reading
 74% (2012)
 70% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

Math
 83% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Reading
 69% (2012)
 75% (2011)
 73% (2010)
 84% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

Science
 57% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 53% (2010)
 59% (2009)
The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

Writing
 52% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

Math
 68% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 70% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 72% (2007)
The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11

Reading
 66% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 68% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

Science
 36% (2012)
 31% (2011)
 26% (2010)
 34% (2009)
The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

Writing
 86% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 91% (2007)
The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

Math
 53% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 51% (2009)
 69% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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 PSSA Results By Subgroup

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%

ScienceThis District
All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%

MathThis District
All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students69%
Female74%
Male66%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%

WritingThis District
All Students69%
Female80%
Male59%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%

MathThis District
All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students72%
Female80%
Male66%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%

MathThis District
All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%

MathThis District
All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)26%

ScienceThis District
All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%

WritingThis District
All Students52%
Female73%
Male36%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%

MathThis District
All Students68%
Female74%
Male63%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 11
ReadingThis District
All Students66%
Female63%
Male69%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%

ScienceThis District
All Students36%
Female29%
Male44%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%

WritingThis District
All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)48%

MathThis District
All Students53%
Female49%
Male57%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Source: PA Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science.
  • The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles.
  • The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Pennsylvania: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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