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Biology Benchmark Resource

Biology Benchmark Resource

Three Benchmark Tests for Biology will be offered this year at the end of marking periods 1, 2, and 3. The Biology Benchmarks will be designed and administered the same as in previous years: 25 multiple choice questions administered online via Schoolnet and 1 constructed response question scored by each school.

Civics Test Requirement for Seniors

Civics Test Requirement for Seniors

Per Pennsylvania Act 35, all school districts are required to create and administer a yearly assessment of civics knowledge. Philadelphia will meet this requirement by administering a brief, online assessment to seniors through their Social Science class. The testing window is set for February 8 – 24, 2021. More details to come. For any questions,…

Assessment Calendar Updates

Assessment Calendar Updates

Several updates have been made to the Assessment Calendar, including Star and aimswebPlus testing windows for the rest of the year, a new Civics test, and Biology Benchmarks. For any questions, please contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

Final Fall Screener Participation Data

Final Fall Screener Participation Data

Thank you for your efforts during the Fall testing window for aimswebPLUS and Star to ensure high participation on both assessments! District-wide, 82% of students in K-12 were screened for Reading and 79% were screened for Math. Use the aimweb-Star Qlik app to explore your school’s participation and performance data. Professional development for teachers was…

The Updated Pre-K-3 English Language Arts (ELA) Framework: A Brief Summary of the Supporting Research

The Updated Pre-K-3 English Language Arts (ELA) Framework: A Brief Summary of the Supporting Research

A short summary of research that supports shifts in SDP’s revised early literacy framework (PreK-Grade 3).

2019-20 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

2019-20 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

An overview of responses to five 2019-20 District-Wide Survey items related to technology.

PVAAS Training. Sign up today!

PVAAS Training. Sign up today!

The Planning and Evidence-based Supports Office and PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE will be offering PD trainings in November. See details below and go to Cornerstone today to sign up.

Use the QlikBAM aimsweb-Star app to view Performance and Participation data for the Fall assessment window

Use the QlikBAM aimsweb-Star app to view Performance and Participation data for the Fall assessment window

The aimsweb and Star360 Fall assessment window closes today, October 23. Final data from the Fall window will be available in the QlikBAM aimsweb-Star app Monday, October 26.

Reminder about biweekly surveys for principals, teachers, and students (grades 6-12)

Reminder about biweekly surveys for principals, teachers, and students (grades 6-12)

Please support this effort by completing the principal survey every other Thursday, and by asking your homeroom/advisory teachers to set aside 5 minutes of Community Meeting time every other Thursday to allow students to complete the survey and to complete their own.

New On-Line Registration Rules

New On-Line Registration Rules

New rules pertaining to OLR have been released this week for Principals and Secretaries: EN403 and EN415. For EN403, the OLR application is complete, but the student was never officially enrolled. If the student is attending the school, the enrollment needs to be added. For EN415, the application has stalled and needs to be addressed….