Posted on February 9, 2022
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Dear School District of Philadelphia Families,

The School District of Philadelphia is excited to announce that on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, we will release the school year 2020-2021 School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE).

The new SPREE replaces the old School Progress Report (SPR) which provided information about each school’s achievement and areas for improvement. The SPREE is an enhanced tool that aligns more closely with the Board of Education’s Goals & Guardrails, which set clear expectations for what students must be able to accomplish and the conditions that must be in place at each school to empower our students to succeed in and beyond the classroom. The SPREE highlights our overall progress as a District and shows each school’s growth in both traditional performance measures like proficiency on state assessments and graduation rates, as well as additional measures of school climate, culture and opportunity.

As we know all too well, 2020-2021 was not a normal school year. Because the pandemic forced us to shift to virtual learning, many students did not take state assessments like Keystones and PSSAs. Therefore, because that assessment data informs various SPREE measures, the report for the 2020-21 school year, which will be called SPREE Lite, will look slightly different than future reports. It will not include performance information in the areas of Reading & English Language Arts or Math & Science, nor will it include overall scores. Instead, each school’s SPREE Lite will show the list of all the metrics that will be scored in future SPREE reports, but will only provide performance information for the measures that we could assess at this time – College & Career Readiness and Climate, Culture & Opportunity.

We have developed a few helpful resources to assist you in reading and understanding the SPREE. This Family Guide provides an overview of the SPREE and how it connects to the Goals & Guardrails. This User Guide provides more detailed and technical information about how we calculate scores for each measure. And finally this FAQ will answer additional questions that you may have. All of these resources and more can be found on the SPREE website at

Thank you for partnering with the District as we strive together to help all students succeed!