The School District of Philadelphia Calls on Families to Share their Opinions and Effect Change

Posted on May 8, 2019
Categories: News from SDP

PHILADELPHIA — For the sixth consecutive year, the School District of Philadelphia is offering a District-wide survey to capture responses from students, parents and guardians, teachers, and principals.

The survey collects feedback from Philadelphia’s diverse school communities on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. Survey results are used to identify areas of improvement, highlight opportunities for growth, and help guide investments.

“This is the opportunity for parents to directly inform the work we do,” says Dr. Hite. “The study results have a direct impact on our investments. We need as many voices from across as many schools as possible to help us identify true trends and focus our priorities. ”

Examples of the impact of past Survey results can be seen in recent investments in college and career readiness, including: additional advisors, to ensure that students are taking the right classes and meeting their academic goals; expanded access to the college and career readiness platform, Naviance, so students can learn about prospective careers, set goals, participate in virtual college tours and track their progress; and increased investment in industry-recognized certifications and expanded CTE programming focused on high-priority occupations determined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you are a Philadelphia student, teacher, parent or guardian, the survey is open until June 7! Follow these links to add your perspective.