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Archive for December, 2020

New Certify rules from the Office of Data Governance report inaccurate enrollment data to school leadership

New Certify rules from the Office of Data Governance report inaccurate enrollment data to school leadership

Updates from the Office of Data Governance (ODG), the office that does a significant share of SDP’s data quality work through their management of the Certify system.

Brief Teacher Survey about New PK-3 ELA Framework Closes Dec. 22

Brief Teacher Survey about New PK-3 ELA Framework Closes Dec. 22

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) recently sent a survey to K-3 teachers about their satisfaction with the revised PreK-3 ELA framework. They should have received an email from kmstewart@philasd.org with a Survey Monkey link. The data collected during this survey will be used to guide the District’s next steps in ELA framework implementation….

2019-20 End-of-Year Report Preview Window 2 CLOSES Monday, Dec. 21

2019-20 End-of-Year Report Preview Window 2 CLOSES Monday, Dec. 21

The 2019-20 End-of-Year Report second preview window is open and will close on Monday, December 21, at 11:59pm. You should have received the link to your school’s preview document and instructions via e-mail on Monday, December 14. Please review the data closely and enter any comments or feedback by the December 21 deadline. More information…

aimswebPLUS/Star Support

aimswebPLUS/Star Support

With the second window of Star and aimswebPLUS assessment now open, please reach out to your PESO rep if your school needs any additional training or support around utilizing either platform. Some areas PESO can provide further training on include setting goals, creating small groups, conducting progress monitoring, and analyzing data across various reports. For…

aimswebPLUS/Star Winter testing window

aimswebPLUS/Star Winter testing window

The aimswebPLUS and Star Winter testing window is open until January 29. LAMs and Star Champions have received communication from the Assessment Office with resources for administering the test. Star Champions will receive training on 1/8 and will turn around to staff on 1/22; LAMS will receive training on 1/15 and will turn around to…

ACCESS for ELLs and Winter Keystones: Update on preparing for in-person testing

ACCESS for ELLs and Winter Keystones: Update on preparing for in-person testing

While waiting for in-person learning to begin, schools should continue preparing for testing, including: Identifying students who need to test Identifying staff involved in test administration (test administrators, proctors, support staff, etc.) Identifying staff who will cover classes for teachers involved in administering tests Completing required online training modules Identifying which students will receive accommodations…

SDP’s redesigned School Profiles now include transit maps for high schools

SDP’s redesigned School Profiles now include transit maps for high schools

SDP’s School Profiles, which display District-level data as well as school-level information about SPR scores, climate, and standardized test performance, now have an additional functionality. Thanks to a partnership with the Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC), you may now view expected public transit times to each high school’s physical location from anywhere in the city.

Follow up guidance on plans for in-person assessments

Follow up guidance on plans for in-person assessments

Schools should continue to prepare for in-person testing, but delay administration until buildings are open. Testing will take place in accordance with the District’s general reopening plan. See https://www.philasd.org/coronavirus/schoolstart2020/ for updates. For more information, contact The Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

ERA Trainings for SDP Employees: Analyzing Results from the District-Wide Surveys

ERA Trainings for SDP Employees: Analyzing Results from the District-Wide Surveys

Hello Principals, AP’s and school staff, Please mark your calendars for our final PD training of the year.  A great opportunity to learn about the various annually administered district-wide surveys, learn how to access and navigate the various survey-related data platforms, and analyze results from the district-wide surveys. Participants will focus on item-level analysis, comparing…

Parent/Guardian Feedback on Digital Learning: Survey Feedback from Fall 2020

Parent/Guardian Feedback on Digital Learning: Survey Feedback from Fall 2020

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) created and administered a survey for SDP parents and guardians to gather feedback about digital learning during the first months of the school year. A newly-published report provides an overview of the results. The full report is available here. For more information, contact The Office of Research and…