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School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE) for School Year 2021-22

School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE) for School Year 2021-22

Posted on May 5, 2023
Categories: District Performance

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.

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2022-23

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2022-23

Posted on February 7, 2023
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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.

Highlights of Key Findings from the Superintendent’s Listening and Learning Tour

Highlights of Key Findings from the Superintendent’s Listening and Learning Tour

Posted on January 23, 2023
Categories: Research and Evaluation

On June 16, 2022, Dr. Tony Watlington became the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and started his tenure by outlining a three-phase plan that would facilitate his transition into the role. Phase 1 of the plan covered his first 100 days as SDP superintendent and was focused on conducting a “Listening and Learning Tour” across Philadelphia. The Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability (ERA) analyzed the data and published a condensed summary and an expanded slide deck.

2021-22 PSSA and Keystone Results for District Students Highlight Areas for Post-Covid Recovery and Growth

2021-22 PSSA and Keystone Results for District Students Highlight Areas for Post-Covid Recovery and Growth

Posted on January 17, 2023
Categories: Assessment, District Performance

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.

Changing the Finish Line: Implications of new graduation requirements in the School District of Philadelphia

Changing the Finish Line: Implications of new graduation requirements in the School District of Philadelphia

Posted on October 27, 2022
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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. 

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.

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.