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Within-Year Reading and Math Assessment Participation and Performance for Students in Grades K-12: A comparison of Fall 2020 and Fall 2021

Within-Year Reading and Math Assessment Participation and Performance for Students in Grades K-12: A comparison of Fall 2020 and Fall 2021

In fall 2020, all SDP students in grades K-12 attended school virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and students in grades K-5 took the within-year aimswebPlus Reading and Math assessments while students in grades 6-12 took the within-year Star Reading and Math assessments. In fall 2021, students returned to school in person, and all grades K-12 took the within-year Star Reading and Math assessments. Star includes an additional performance group, and the process of categorizing students into performance groups differs between aimswebPlus and Star. This set of reports compares student participation and performance on the within-year assessments in fall 2020 and fall 2021 given this context.

Trends in early literacy performance: aimsweb reading assessments from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Trends in early literacy performance: aimsweb reading assessments from 2014-15 to 2018-19

From 2014-15 through 2020-21, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) assessed literacy proficiency for K-5 students using aimsweb and aimswebPlus, universal early literacy screening, benchmarking, and progress-monitoring tools from Pearson. This report uses both a cohort analysis and a cross-sectional analysis of aimsweb results to examine the literacy performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19 of three kindergarten cohorts.

Longitudinal analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners' reading performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19 using aimswebPlus and PSSA performance

Longitudinal analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ reading performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19 using aimswebPlus and PSSA performance

The report is an expansion of a prior report’s discussion of PSSA and aimswebPlus data. The analysis in this report looks more deeply at the differing trajectories of aimswebPlus performance by fall 2015-16 kindergarten aimswebPlus performance group, with comparisons between students who performed in the different spring 2018-19 third grade ELA PSSA performance groups.

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2020-21 School Year

This brief describes which District-wide tests, among those regularly administered by the Office of Assessment each year, were administered during the mostly virtual 2020-21 school year. For those tests that were administered, details on about student participation are provided.

Non-Tested Students in Spring 2021:  An Analysis of Star and AimswebPlus Assessment Participation

Non-Tested Students in Spring 2021: An Analysis of Star and AimswebPlus Assessment Participation

The School District of Philadelphia implemented a universal K-12 interim assessments program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. All schools across the District administered aimswebPlus for grades K-5 and Star for grades 6-12; reading and math tests were administered for both assessments. The overall goals of this analysis were: (1) to examine whether there are patterns of nonparticipation during the spring assessment window that can provide additional information when interpreting 2020-21 performance and (2) to discover whether there are ways to support increased participation in the 2021-22 testing windows.

Four-year analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ aimswebPlus reading and PSSA performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19

Four-year analysis of 2015-16 Kindergarteners’ aimswebPlus reading and PSSA performance from 2015-16 to 2018-19

This report examines the reading performance of the 2015-16 kindergarten student cohort over time, including how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment changed between kindergarten (2015-16) and third grade (2018-19), how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment change between kindergarten and third grade by demographic characteristics, and how student performance on the aimswebPlus assessment changed between kindergarten and third grade grouped by third grade ELA PSSA performance.

K-12 Student Participation and Performance on Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

K-12 Student Participation and Performance on Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

These four slide decks provide a District-level overview of K-12 student participation and performance on the aimswebPlus and Star math and literacy assessments. During the 2020-21 school year, aimswebPlus was administered 3 times (fall, winter, and spring) in grades K-5 and Star was administered 4 times in grades 6-8 and 3 times in grades 9-12.

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning Using AimswebPlus and Star Assessments

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning Using AimswebPlus and Star Assessments

This series of reports compares performance in reading and math assessments for the same set of students over time. The main metric used in the reports is the National Percentile Rank (NPR). NPR is a norm-referenced measure that compares student performance to a national sample of students.

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

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

The District uses aimswebPlus assessments to monitor K-3 math progress on the Leading Indicators. This brief explores two research questions to better understand K-3 aimswebPlus student performance

Unpacking AimswebPlus

Unpacking AimswebPlus

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.