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School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

All eighth-grade students in Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the School Selection Process (SSP) to choose a school for ninth grade. This three-part series of research reports takes an in-depth look at four years of ninth-grade SSP admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19).

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

The last of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

New Research Brief: SDP Graduation Definitions and Trends

New Research Brief: SDP Graduation Definitions and Trends

This 17-page brief describes the two School District of Philadelphia (SDP) graduation rates and how they are calculated. It also outlines six-year trends in SDP’s graduation metrics (2013-14 through 2018-19).

Ten Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment: A Summary of Existing Literature

Ten Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment: A Summary of Existing Literature

This brief is a summary of the key findings from articles, frameworks, and dissertations that describe and explain the practices that optimize teaching and learning in an online environment. It details ten key components that should be applied to the online learning environment, as well as recommendations and strategies to support teachers and students in being successful during digital learning.