An outline of all major assessments that SDP students take in grades K through 12 during the 2020-21 school year.
The District-Wide Surveys are now open! If you are a teacher, principal, school support staff, parent/guardian, or student in grades 3-12, please take the survey today! Go to philasd.org/dws to get started.
The Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability will offer a 60-minute interactive School Profile training session tailored toward school communities and the general public on April 21. The training session will provide an overview how to access the site, search for a school, review both academic and non-academic data, use filters, and compare schools.
In order to help facilitate remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of its Continuity of Education plan, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) distributed Chromebooks to students in grades K-12 in spring 2020. The table below shows the number and percentage of enrolled SDP students in each zip code who have received an SDP Chromebook as of February 9, 2021.
In order to track student progress more frequently than the once-per-year PSSA, SDP has identified within-year “leading indicators” of student performance. We find that, in order to reach the goal of 62% proficiency on the PSSA, there must be an increase in the percentage of students in grades K-3 (both overall and by student subgroup) who score at or above grade-level on aimswebPlus, the Districts’s within-year reading assessment.
As of Tuesday, 2/17, 20 schools have begun administering the Civics Test, which is for students in grades 9-12 in Social Science, Civics, AP US Government and Politics, and IB History courses. The test window closes on February 24th. If your school does not have a plan for administering the test, or if you need…
This 24-page report compares performance in reading and math assessments for the same set of students over time. The main metric used in this report is the National Percentile Rank (NPR). NPR is a norm-referenced measure that compares student performance to a national sample of students.
The End-of-Year Report presents metrics typically used to calculate the annual School Progress Report (SPR). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many data points that are required to calculate the SPR were not administered during 2019-20; therefore, the traditional school-specific SPR scores could not be calculated for the 2019-20 school year. The data included in this…
There are different ways to calculate attendance. The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) reports the percentage of students attending at least 95% of instructional days. Other districts may focus on Average Daily Attendance (ADA). Here’s how they’re different.
Updates from the Office of Data Governance (ODG), the office that does a significant share of SDP’s data quality work through their management of the Certify system.