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Archive for March, 2021

New Rule in Certify (Updated)

New Rule in Certify (Updated)

A new rule will be added to Certify scorecards in the coming weeks. EN320 (Student with a future enrollment for 2022 must have an age within the appropriate range for the grade level) will begin appearing on Certify scorecards on 4/5/2021. This rule provides a listing of all students who are enrolled in Kindergarten for…

Introduction to the School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE)

Introduction to the School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE)

Hello Principals, 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 — the School Progress Report on Education and Equity — will replace the School Progress Reports beginning for the 2020-21 school year. The new framework is…

Star Spanish now included in Qlik aimsweb/Star

Star Spanish now included in Qlik aimsweb/Star

Star Spanish is now included in Qlik’s aimsweb-Star application. As with aimswebPLUS, Spanish-language results are eligible to count as a student’s regular Math assessment, but not as their regular Reading assessment. Due to issues with the source data, Star Spanish results at the high school level are not included in performance rates (but are included…

Analysis of AimswebPlus Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

Analysis of AimswebPlus Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

In order to track student progress more frequently than the once-per-year PSSA, the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability examined Fall K-3 aimswebPlus data to identify within-year “leading indicators” of student performance. This 12-page brief explores Fall 2020 K-3 student subtest performance and identifies areas where students are performing well as well as where performance…

Updated Window for District-Wide Surveys: March 24-May 14

Updated Window for District-Wide Surveys: March 24-May 14

The 2020-21 District-Wide Surveys are now scheduled to open March 24 and close May 14. Students, parents, teachers, full-time school support staff, principals, and assistant principals (new this year) are eligible to take the survey, making it one of the best tools we have for assessing stakeholder perspectives across numerous topics impacting our operations, even…

New in QlikBAM: Naviance Progress Monitoring App

New in QlikBAM: Naviance Progress Monitoring App

*New in QlikBAM: Naviance Progress Monitoring App* The new Naviance Qlik app is now available in the College and Career stream. The app shows progress toward meeting Future Ready Index Standards as well as SDP’s Required Scope and Sequence. The purpose of the app is for schools to look at high level data, identify any…

Star window closes 3/19: check participation in Qlik

Star window closes 3/19: check participation in Qlik

The two-week Star window for grades 6-12 ends 3/19. Check your school’s participation levels in the Qlik App. Note that since this window is for Star only, by default aimswebPLUS data will not display in YTD charts. For any questions or comments, reach out to the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

College & Career - New Publicly Available Data and Visualizations

College & Career – New Publicly Available Data and Visualizations

The District Performance Office is building out additional data deep-dive pages to supplement the streamlined data views available in School Profiles. New this week is the College & Career deep-dive page. Also available are deep dives for School Progress Report and Enrollment & Demographics. You can access these deep-dives by using the “More Data ”…

Upcoming Star Window: Link to Information Shared with Star Champions

Upcoming Star Window: Link to Information Shared with Star Champions

In advance of the third Star Reading and Math testing window (March 8- March 19), Star Champions received this guidance on test administration. For any questions or comments, reach out to the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

QlikBAM Climate Matters app includes data through February 2021

QlikBAM Climate Matters app includes data through February 2021

The QlikBAM Climate Matters app was refreshed this week to display attendance, suspension, and serious incident data through the end of February 2021. As a reminder, the “max absences allowed” per month to be counted as attending 95% or more of days, for students who have been enrolled since the first day of the school…