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Today is the last day to take the District-Wide Survey

Today is the last day to take the District-Wide Survey

Today (May 28) is the last day to take the District-Wide Survey, and we need your support to get the most accurate results. Here’s how you can help: Take the survey yourself, if you haven’t already (assistant principals too!) (You can find it in your Portal–click the tile that says “District-Wide Survey.”) Remind teachers to…

Fall Administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Fall Administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) will be reaching out to the principals of selected schools in June to prepare for the fall administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) survey. The YRBS is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The YRBS is a vital source of information on health risk…

New Certify Rule Coming Soon

New Certify Rule Coming Soon

A new Certify rule is expected to be released on Tuesday, June 1. Rule EN420 (Students should not have On-line Registrations [OLRs] for two academic years) has been designed to identify instances in which a student has multiple OLRs attributed to their record for more than one academic year. This can occur when a parent…

Advancing Education Safely (AES) dashboard publicly displays participation in hybrid learning and COVID-19 testing data

Advancing Education Safely (AES) dashboard publicly displays participation in hybrid learning and COVID-19 testing data

The Advancing Education Safely (AES) dashboard includes district and school-level information about student participation in hybrid learning, as well as counts of student and employee COVID-19 testing. The dashboard is publicly available online and can be accessed from the District home page or directly using this link: https://dashboards.philasd.org/extensions/covid-dashboard/index.html#/hybrid-selection. Data is refreshed weekly, typically Thursday afternoons,…

New Rule Coming to Certify

New Rule Coming to Certify

A new rule will be appearing on Certify scorecards starting 5/24. Rule SR202 (A student’s active primary household cannot have multiple active addresses) is expected to be launched on Monday, and is designed to identify students that—as the rule description suggests—have primary households having more than one active address. Steppers to help explain and correct…

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

In 2020, we published a three-part series of reports that took an in-depth look at four years of 9th-grade school selection process admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19). This report extends that analysis by summarizing applications and admissions to 9th grade during the 2020-21 selection process (for the 2021-22 school year).

Important User Note: Certify Rule 450

Important User Note: Certify Rule 450

Certify rule EN450 (All Students must be Assigned to the Correct Hybrid Learning Group) was designed to identify cases where students have—as the rule description indicates—been incorrectly assigned in a Hybrid Learning Group. It is important to note that all students returning to schools as part of re-opening Phase 3 should have a start date…

Monitor aimwebPLUS and Star participation rates for your school

Monitor aimwebPLUS and Star participation rates for your school

The final testing window of the year is open through June 11 for both aimswebPLUS and Star. Monitor your school’s participation via Qlik or the pdf reports that can be found in your School Plan google folders. Any questions or comments, please contact the Office of Assessment at assessment@philasd.org.

Goal-Setting Guidance

Goal-Setting Guidance

Guidance on how to set your school-level goals for the 21-22 school year can be found HERE. Contact your PESO rep with any questions/request for support around setting your goals. Any questions or comments, please contact Joe Taylor at jctaylor@philasd.org.  

High School Principals: Senior Exit Survey is open; counselors receiving participation updates

High School Principals: Senior Exit Survey is open; counselors receiving participation updates

The PDE-mandated Senior Exit Survey is open through the end of the school year. Twelfth graders can access the survey via their student portal. Counselors are responsible for facilitating, and are receiving frequent participation updates via google drive. Results from previous years are available in the Senior Exit Survey Qlik App. Any questions or comments,…