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aimswebPlus and Star Spring Testing Expectations

aimswebPlus and Star Spring Testing Expectations

The spring testing window is April 14 – June 4 for aimswebPlus and May 3 – June 4 for Star. Both tests have a make-up week (June 4 – 11). All students, hybrid or fully remote, are expected to complete either aimswebPlus or Star tests. For hybrid students, ACCESS/PASA/PSSA testing should be prioritized on in-person…

Translations of Assessment Parent Letters

Translations of Assessment Parent Letters

The assessment parent letter that was shared last week has been translated. A separate parent letter specific to ACCESS testing has also been translated. All versions are available on the Assessment website. Please share the information with your parents. Word versions of the documents are available in the Resources for the Field PSSA Google folder…

New Certify Rule Coming Soon!

New Certify Rule Coming Soon!

A new rule will be added to Certify scorecards in the coming weeks. The new rule, SR202 (A student’s active primary household cannot have multiple active addresses), identifies student records in which the primary households have more than one address that is active in SIS. The rule, along with steps to make corrections to cases…

Check Progress Towards Annual Future Reading Index Requirements via the Naviance QlikApp

Check Progress Towards Annual Future Reading Index Requirements via the Naviance QlikApp

The Naviance Qlik App, located in the College and Career Stream, provides an overview of each school’s progress towards meeting Future Ready Index (FRI) standards as well as SDP’s more stringent scope and sequence. As of this week, 55% of students have met FRI task requirements for the year. Grades 5, 8, and 11 are…

High School Principals: Senior Exit Survey Opens Next Week (PDE Requirement)

High School Principals: Senior Exit Survey Opens Next Week (PDE Requirement)

The annual Senior Exit Survey will open next week. The 10 minute survey is mandated by PDE and all students who are able should complete before the end of the year. As in previous years, students will access the survey online via their portals. School Counselors are responsible for making sure students take the survey,…

May Data Guide

May Data Guide

The May Data Review Guide is now ready for viewing. Focus areas for this month include Climate, Course Marks, Aimsweb, Star, Graduation, and College Enrollment. Additionally, research reports produced by the Office of Research and Evaluation around Successful Online Instruction and Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning have been included in this month’s guide. Any questions…

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Bilingual Counseling Assistants (BCAs) and PSSAs

Due to challenges with scheduling, BCAs will not be deployed to all schools to support with sight translation of the PSSA for ELs as they have in past years. Schools that have an assigned BCA may offer translation services to eligible testing students on the BCAs’ regularly scheduled day(s) at your school. Schools are not…

2019-20 AEPR reports now available

2019-20 AEPR reports now available

Information about the 2019-20 AEPR reports, including the updated files and resources.

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

This brief explores patterns in the SDP 2019-20 four-year high school graduation rate by sector (District, Charter, and Alternative), Network, Admission type, and student demographics. This brief also includes an analysis of changes in graduation rates for student cohorts with target four-year graduation years of 2018-19 and 2019-20, as well as an examination of potential contributing factors to increased graduation rates from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

District-Wide Survey: Resources and letters home

District-Wide Survey: Resources and letters home

Parents and guardians have started to receive household mailers with information about how to take the District-Wide Survey. Please remind families to keep an eye out for the mailer–and to take the survey!–in your school communications. Visit www.philasd.org/dws to take the survey, track response rates, or learn more. Questions? Please contact schoolsurveys@philasd.org.