On November 8, 2023 PDE published the results of the state standardized tests administered in the 2022-23 school year. Although proficiency rates for SDP students are lower than statewide rates, SDP students’ year-over-year results align with the statewide results, and we see overall signs of post-pandemic improvement, especially in grades 3-8 math and science.
Through Listening and Learning sessions held from February to May 2023, we sought to better understand the challenges and barriers that prevent students from attending school on time every day. This slide deck presents the findings from sessions with school leaders and students.
Attendance is important for positive educational outcomes. Research has found that high attendance is associated with reading at or above a student’s grade level, scoring at or above grade level in math, and being prepared for college and career. This brief uses attendance data across all students enrolled in District schools, including alternative programs, to identify trends in student attendance from 2017-18 to 2021-22.
This report continues a series of publications examining the School District of Philadelphia’s (SDP) 2021-22 school selection process (SSP), and summarizes the last phase of the school selection process with a specific focus on high school enrollment results for 9th grade students in Fall 2022.
In the fall of the 2021-22 school year, five substantive changes were made to the School Selection Process, particularly with respect to rising ninth graders applying to criteria-based high schools for the 2022-23 school year. This series of reports provides a summary of eighth grade student qualifications and applications (report 1), initial lottery-based offers of admission (report 2), offers of admission after the waitlist process and student acceptances (report 3), applications and outcomes for external and internal K-12 applicants (report 4), and Fall 2022 student enrollment in criteria-based schools (report 5).
The School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE) for school year 2021-22 is now available. The SPREE is a yearly report that highlights our overall progress as a District and shows each school’s growth, both in traditional performance measures like proficiency on state assessments and graduation rates, and in additional measures like school climate, culture, and opportunity.
This brief explores 2022-23 Philadelphia public school enrollment patterns at District, Alternative, Philadelphia Charter, and Cyber Charter schools, including by school admission type and student demographics, as well as changes in those patterns since 2014-15.
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.
Beginning with the class of 2023, Pennsylvania high school students will need to demonstrate career or postsecondary preparedness to meet statewide graduation requirements and receive a diploma. This Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC) publication examines Pennsylvania’s new graduation requirements (Act 158), including the results of an analysis using historical District data to explore potential impacts for school communities.
This brief extends an ongoing series of reports examining SDP’s 2021-22 school selection process, offering a summary of the number of external and internal K-12 applicants to SDP schools.