Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, the School District of Philadelphia closed school buildings on March 13, 2020 and pivoted to 100% virtual education for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Students then started the 2020-21 school year 100% virtual and continued remote education until a phased, hybrid return started on March 8, 2021. Teaching and learning continued during the pandemic, albeit very differently than the usual at-school, in-person instruction. This brief describes which District-wide tests, among those regularly administered by the Office of Assessment each year, were administered during the 2020-21 school year. For those tests that were administered, details about student participation are provided.
For more details about all district-wide assessments administered in 2020-21, see the Assessments Overview 2020-21 slide deck.