The 2021-22 school year was the first year that the PSSAs and Keystones were administered normally since 2018-19 (pre-pandemic). In late November, PDE published the results of the state standardized tests administered in the 2021-22 school year.
This brief describes which District-wide tests, among those regularly administered by the Office of Assessment each year, were administered during the mostly virtual 2020-21 school year. For those tests that were administered, details on about student participation are provided.
These four slide decks provide a District-level overview of K-12 student participation and performance on the aimswebPlus and Star math and literacy assessments. During the 2020-21 school year, aimswebPlus was administered 3 times (fall, winter, and spring) in grades K-5 and Star was administered 4 times in grades 6-8 and 3 times in grades 9-12.
The District uses Star data to track 6-12th grade proficiency and growth over time. This post explains STAR administration and domains, as well as how we use the data.
An outline of all major assessments that SDP students take in grades K through 12 during the 2020-21 school year.
Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, the School District of Philadelphia required that formative assessments in reading and math be administered in all grades in all schools. The aimswebPlus assessment is required for grades K-5 and the Star assessment is required for grades 6-12. In addition, aimswebPlus is being administered to eligible special education students…
The most up-to-date version of the 2020-21 Assessment calendar is now available at https://www.philasd.org/era/assessment/calendar/.
This 9-page ORE research brief provides an overview of English Learners in grades 6-12 and their progress toward meeting their ACCESS growth targets.
A report from REL Mid-Atlantic at Mathematica examines how SDP can use the Kindergarten Entry Inventory (KEI) to predict future rates of third-grade reading proficiency.
PESO’s Data Guide is a monthly resource to help schedule and frame data analysis activities for school-level strategic planning.