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PSSA Performance by Primary Disability Category, 2022-23

PSSA Performance by Primary Disability Category, 2022-23

This data brief reports on 2022-23 PSSA performance for SDP students who qualify for special education services and have an active Individualized Education Program (IEP). Results are summarized by primary disability category.

PSSA Performance Trends in SDP:  2018-19 to 2022-23

PSSA Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

At the School District of Philadelphia, PSSA performance is the focus for three of the five goals adopted by the Board of Education. This data brief describes District-wide trends in PSSA performance between the 2018-19 (pre-Covid) and 2022-23 school years.

Analysis of the Relationship between 2021-22 Star Assessment and PSSA Assessment Performance

Analysis of the Relationship between 2021-22 Star Assessment and PSSA Assessment Performance

The School District of Philadelphia’s Board of Education established Goals and Guardrails that outline achievement goals through the 2025-26 school year. Goals 1 and 3 of this framework aim to increase the percentage of students in grades 3-8 scoring Proficient or Advanced on the PSSA ELA and PSSA Math each year, respectively. Star Reading and Star Math results are used as “Leading Indicators” to track progress toward these goals. This report examines the statistical relationship between Star performance and PSSA performance in 2021-22.

A Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2021-22 School Year

A Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2021-22 School Year

This brief describes the District-wide tests administered at the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) during the 2021-22 school year and provides details about student participation.

The School District of Philadelphia in Context: Changes in Statewide PSSA Performance, 2019-2022

The School District of Philadelphia in Context: Changes in Statewide PSSA Performance, 2019-2022

This research brief highlights the changes in the percentage of students scoring in the Proficient or Advanced performance groups on the PSSA exams from 2019 (pre-Covid) to 2022 (post-Covid) in Pennsylvania school districts.

PSSA and Keystone Performance Trends: 2014-15 to 2021-22

PSSA and Keystone Performance Trends: 2014-15 to 2021-22

The 2021-22 school year was the first year that the PSSAs and Keystones were administered normally since 2018-19 (pre-pandemic). These briefs describe District-wide performance trends on the PSSAs and the Keystone exams from 2014-15 to 2021-22.

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchor performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchor performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) is comprised of multiple assessment anchors that represent categories of subject matter (skills and concepts). A strength profile (low, medium, high) is assigned for each anchor by weighting the anchor raw score by the difficulty of the items. This report examines the percentage of students who scored in the high, medium, and low strength profiles on each of the 3rd grade ELA PSSA assessment anchors from 2014-15 to 2018-19, identifying differences in strength profile patterns by student demographic group.

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA scale scores from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Trends in 3rd grade ELA PSSA scale scores from 2014-15 to 2018-19

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) uses scale scores that correspond to performance tiers (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced). This report examines average scale scores for the 3rd grade ELA PSSA from 2014-15 to 2018-19, identifying differences in scale score patterns by student demographic characteristics and by school.

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.