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Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

Posted on June 3, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation, School Supports

In Spring 2021 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 2021-22 school year. This slide deck provides an overview of feedback and responses. 

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

Posted on May 17, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

In 2020, we published a three-part series of reports that took an in-depth look at four years of 9th-grade school selection process admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19). This report extends that analysis by summarizing applications and admissions to 9th grade during the 2020-21 selection process (for the 2021-22 school year).

Unpacking AimswebPlus

Unpacking AimswebPlus

Posted on May 7, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

We use aimswebPlus, a universal screening, benchmarking, and progress-monitoring tool from Pearson, to assess literacy and math proficiency in grades K-5. These assessments help identify students who are meeting grade- and term-level benchmarks as well as those who may need additional support. This post explains aimswebPlus administration and scoring, as well as how we use the data.

2019-20 AEPR reports now available

2019-20 AEPR reports now available

Posted on April 27, 2021
Categories: District Performance

Information about the 2019-20 AEPR reports, including the updated files and resources.

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Posted on April 23, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

This brief explores patterns in the SDP 2019-20 four-year high school graduation rate by sector (District, Charter, and Alternative), Network, Admission type, and student demographics. This brief also includes an analysis of changes in graduation rates for student cohorts with target four-year graduation years of 2018-19 and 2019-20, as well as an examination of potential contributing factors to increased graduation rates from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

Posted on April 16, 2021
Categories: Assessment

An outline of all major assessments that SDP students take in grades K through 12 during the 2020-21 school year.

You can now take the District-Wide Survey--and track response rates!

You can now take the District-Wide Survey–and track response rates!

Posted on April 1, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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.

School Profiles Community Training April 21

School Profiles Community Training April 21

Posted on April 1, 2021
Categories: Data Governance, Internal, Research and Evaluation

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.

SDP Chromebook Distribution by Zip Code

SDP Chromebook Distribution by Zip Code

Posted on February 22, 2021
Categories: District Performance, Research and Evaluation

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.

Analysis of AimswebPlus Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

Analysis of AimswebPlus Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

Posted on February 19, 2021
Categories: Research and Evaluation

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.