Posted on June 27, 2022
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Categories: assessments, equity, literacy, math, special education, STAR

The School District of Philadelphia Board of Education’s Goals 1-3 are focused on improving the reading and math performance of grades K-8 students on the ELA and Math PSSA tests, both for students overall and for student subgroups. This data brief examines the participation and performance of K-8 students who qualify to receive Special Education services on the Winter 2021-22 within-year Star reading and math assessments.

Key findings include:

  • 75% of K-8 students who qualify to receive Special Education services participated in the Winter 2021-22 within-year reading and math assessments.
  • About 9% of participating students performed At or Above Benchmark in reading in Winter 2021-22.
  • About 4% of participating students scored At or Above Benchmark in math in Winter 2021-22.
  • Performance varies by primary disability type, but is lower than District-wide for all disability types.

Use the button to download the data brief.