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T3 Teach Plus: Two-Year Changes in Early Literacy Performance

T3 Teach Plus: Two-Year Changes in Early Literacy Performance

This 38-page report examines the literacy performance of K-3 students receiving the T3 Teach Plus intervention prior to implementation (2016-17) and two years after implementation (2018-19). It also compares the performance of students in T3 schools to that of students in matched comparison schools.

Feedback about Digital Learning from Non-Instructional School-Based Staff: Results from the Fall 2020 Survey

Feedback about Digital Learning from Non-Instructional School-Based Staff: Results from the Fall 2020 Survey

This six-page brief reviews feedback collected from a survey about digital learning administered to non-instructional school-based staff.

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Evaluation Report,  2018-19 to 2019-20

Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) Evaluation Report, 2018-19 to 2019-20

The final evaluation report on Academic Parent-Teacher Teams, a family engagement program aimed at addressing family-school partnerships by improving parent-teacher conferences in a way that expands collaboration between school and home.

Implementation and Outcomes of the Together is Better Program, 2017-20

Implementation and Outcomes of the Together is Better Program, 2017-20

Together is Better (TIB) is a School District of Philadelphia-designed pilot program that introduced a co-teaching English Learner (EL) model into three District schools. In the TIB model, a General Education (Gen Ed) teacher and an English as a Second or Other Language (ESOL) teacher are paired to collaboratively teach (referred to as “co-teaching”) in...
Digital Learning During Summer 2020: A Summary of Offerings, Participation, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

Digital Learning During Summer 2020: A Summary of Offerings, Participation, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

During summer 2020, SDP offered a variety of online programs to support student learning. This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of four offerings: Summer Opportunity for Academic Review (SOAR), English Learner Summer Program for Newcomers (ELSP), Extended School Year (ESY), and Credit Recovery.

The Updated Pre-K-3 English Language Arts (ELA) Framework: A Brief Summary of the Supporting Research

The Updated Pre-K-3 English Language Arts (ELA) Framework: A Brief Summary of the Supporting Research

A short summary of research that supports shifts in SDP’s revised early literacy framework (PreK-Grade 3).

Blended Learning Initiative Cohort 2, Year 1 (2018-19)

Blended Learning Initiative Cohort 2, Year 1 (2018-19)

Findings related to implementation and outcomes of the first year of the second cohort of SDP’s Blended Learning Initiative.

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

Six Practices for Using Reading Specialists to Support K-3 Student Growth: A Summary of Findings from Interviews with Four Successful Reading Specialists

This brief summarizes themes from interviews about best practices conducted with four Reading Specialists in December 2019 and January 2020.

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

Evaluation of the ELS Initiative, Report #4: Student Achievement

The last of four reports on implementation, teacher benefits and changes to teacher practice, teacher turnover and retention, and student achievement related to SDP’s Early Literacy Specialist Initiative.

Ten Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment: A Summary of Existing Literature

Ten Best Practices for Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment: A Summary of Existing Literature

This brief is a summary of the key findings from articles, frameworks, and dissertations that describe and explain the practices that optimize teaching and learning in an online environment. It details ten key components that should be applied to the online learning environment, as well as recommendations and strategies to support teachers and students in being successful during digital learning.