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2021-22 School Selection: Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Acceptances by Internal and External Students Applying to Grades K-12

2021-22 School Selection: Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Acceptances by Internal and External Students Applying to Grades K-12

Posted on August 25, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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.

2021-22 School Selection in SDP

2021-22 School Selection in SDP

Posted on August 25, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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 (forthcoming).

Summary of 2020-21 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Summary of 2020-21 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Posted on May 25, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

As one of the primary measures of students’ college and career readiness, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) closely monitors graduation rates each year. This brief explores graduation rates across public schools in the city of Philadelphia in 2020-21, comparing trends for District, Alternative, and Charter schools.

Responses to New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Questions on the District-Wide Survey, 2020-21

Responses to New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Questions on the District-Wide Survey, 2020-21

Posted on May 5, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

New questions related to the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were added to the District-Wide Surveys in spring 2021 to better understand the perspectives and experiences of parents/guardians, students, teachers, principals/assistant principals, and support staff. This report examines how each group responded to the new DEI questions and how responses differed by respondent demographic characteristics.

Budget Priorities for the 2022-23 School Year: Survey Results

Budget Priorities for the 2022-23 School Year: Survey Results

Posted on April 22, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation, School Supports

In Spring 2022 the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) surveyed School District of Philadelphia (SDP) stakeholders about what supports should be prioritized in the budget for the 2022-23 school year. This slide deck provides an overview of feedback and responses.

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2020-21 and 2021-22

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2020-21 and 2021-22

Posted on March 21, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

This brief explores 2021-22 student enrollment patterns at District, Alternative, Charter, and Cyber Charter schools in Philadelphia, including by school admission type and student demographics, as well as changes in those patterns over time.

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

Posted on February 18, 2022
Categories: Assessment

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.

K-12 Student Participation and Performance in Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

K-12 Student Participation and Performance in Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

Posted on September 30, 2021
Categories: Assessment, Research and Evaluation

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.

About Star Assessments

About Star Assessments

Posted on September 8, 2021
Categories: Assessment

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.

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2019-20 and 2020-21

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2019-20 and 2020-21

Posted on June 11, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

This brief explores 2020-21 student enrollment patterns at District, Alternative, Charter, and Cyber Charter schools in Philadelphia, including by school admission type and student demographics, as well as changes in those patterns over time.