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Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

This brief summarizes findings from a study of the “summer melt” rates of the cohort of college-intending 2020 School District of Philadelphia (SDP) seniors.

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

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.

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 Ninth-Grade Cohort

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 Ninth-Grade Cohort

SDP’s Ninth Grade On-Track metric is an established and validated tool for early identification of students who are not likely to graduate on time. This slide deck summarizes findings found in From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 SDP Ninth-Grade Cohort, which compared matriculation outcomes across demographic and educational characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity, IEP status, EL status, economic disadvantage, and GPA).

2019-20 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2019-20 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

District-level report on findings from a 2019 survey of exiting seniors about whether they plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities after graduation.

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 SDP Ninth-Grade Cohort

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 SDP Ninth-Grade Cohort

This report builds on previous findings by examining first-fall matriculation outcomes of the 2015-16 first-time ninth-grade cohort who graduated on time (Class of 2019) by their Ninth Grade On-Track status (Firmly On-Track, On-Track But At Risk, and Off-Track). This report also compares matriculation outcomes across demographic characteristics.

2018-19 Educational Options Program (EOP) Exit Survey Summary

2018-19 Educational Options Program (EOP) Exit Survey Summary

Results from senior exit surveys administered by ORE and completed by graduates from SDP’s Educational Options Program (EOP) in 2019.

Graduate Follow-Up Survey Summary

Graduate Follow-Up Survey Summary

Findings about SDP graduate experiences from the 2018-19 follow-up survey.

On-Track but Vulnerable: 9th Grade Warning Signs of 10th Grade Struggles

On-Track but Vulnerable: 9th Grade Warning Signs of 10th Grade Struggles

A retrospective analysis of the academic trajectories of SDP 9th-graders who were on track to graduate in 2014-15. This brief identifies the 9th-grade characteristics that predict higher and lower graduation rates and also includes information about Keystone performance.

Perceptions of Instruction and 9th Grade On-Track Rates

Perceptions of Instruction and 9th Grade On-Track Rates

A look at the relationship between student perceptions of school climate and instruction and the percentage of 9th grade students on-track for graduation.

2017-18 Senior Exit Surveys: District Summary

2017-18 Senior Exit Surveys: District Summary

Results from a 2018 survey of exiting seniors about whether they plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities after graduation.