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New Goals and Guardrails and School Accountability Framework (replacing the SPR)

New Goals and Guardrails and School Accountability Framework (replacing the SPR)

The District is developing a new annual accountability report on student and school performance to align with the Board of Education’s new Goals and Guardrails. This report will replace the School Progress Reports beginning for the 2020-21 school year. The new framework is the result of extensive planning and feedback collection from various stakeholder groups….

Guide to Schoolwide Planning for School Year 2021-22

Guide to Schoolwide Planning for School Year 2021-22

The purpose of this guide is to provide support around working through the 2021-22 school planning process. This document is live, so as schools progress through the planning process from phase to phase, more information will be added. Right now, the guide only contains information pertaining to the needs assessment phase of the process. If…

Civics Test: additional details shared with Test Coordinators

Civics Test: additional details shared with Test Coordinators

With regards to the upcoming Civics Test window (February 8-24), see here for the document recently shared with Test Coordinators, outlining testing specifics. For more information, contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.  

Updates to Certify Rule

Updates to Certify Rule

On 1/11 School Nurses began receiving their own scorecard containing rule HE100 (Students who have all of their immunizations should be end-dated from the Noncompliance Exclusion list), which is intended to ensure that students who have had their immunization records updated are cleared to return to school in a timely manner. This rule was recently…

PSSA and Spring Keystone Coordinator Training Dates

PSSA and Spring Keystone Coordinator Training Dates

PSSA Test Coordinator training will be held virtually on Wednesday March 3, 2021, from 9am-1pm. Spring Keystone Test Coordinator training will be held virtually on Wednesday March 10, 2021, from 9am-1pm. Please release your Test Coordinators for these training sessions. They will soon receive a communication from the Office of Assessment with further details and…

*New* QlikBAM  App Training Videos

*New* QlikBAM App Training Videos

Check out our newest QlikBAM app training video series for aimsweb & Star360 and Postsecondary Readiness. These videos are designed to support your use of the app, and provide answers to the most common questions. Access the videos by going to the “Resources” page and clicking on the “Training Videos” tab. Stay tuned for more…

Updates to Certify Rule

Updates to Certify Rule

On 1/11, school nurses began receiving their own scorecard containing rule HE100 (Students who have all of their immunizations should be end-dated from the Noncompliance Exclusion list), which is intended to ensure that students who have had their immunization records updated are cleared to return to school in a timely manner. This rule was recently…

Draft School Planning Timeline for the 2021-22 School Year

Draft School Planning Timeline for the 2021-22 School Year

This document contains a draft timeline for the 2021-22 school planning process. In next week’s newsletter we will provide an updated version of our Guide to Schoolwide Planning for 2021-22. Your PESO representative will reach out shortly to set up an initial school planning meeting. For more information, contact Joe Taylor at jctaylor@philasd.org.

Star and aimswebPlus testing windows closing

Star and aimswebPlus testing windows closing

The second Star and aimswebPlus testing windows are scheduled to end on January 29, 2021. Please work with teachers to administer the respective tests to students who have not yet been assessed. For more information, contact the Office of Assessment at starassessment@philasd.org & aimsweb@philasd.org.  

Civics Test for Seniors (Act 35 requirement)

Civics Test for Seniors (Act 35 requirement)

The Civics Test, which is a new requirement in 20-21, will be administered online via Schoolnet to seniors through their Social Science or AP US Government classes during the window of February 8th-24th. The Assessment Office is currently working to finalize the content of the test after piloting with a small group of students. Test…