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Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

This report summarizes Math PSSA performance across four years (2015-16 through 2018-19).  In general, performance across the four years was characterized by incremental year-to-year improvements.

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

This brief analyzes the percentage of students who were reading in Tier 1/At Target by Special Education status, grade level, and primary disability in Winter 2020-21.

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.

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning

This 24-page report compares performance in reading and math assessments for the same set of students over time. The main metric used in this report is the National Percentile Rank (NPR). NPR is a norm-referenced measure that compares student performance to a national sample of students.

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2019-20 Data)

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2019-20 Data)

Information about progress related to the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) grant program and the priorities of SDP staff.

Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Summer Institute: 2020-21 Implementation Report

Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Summer Institute: 2020-21 Implementation Report

This 16-page brief focuses on the 2020-21 Summer Institute, designed to to provide teachers with a firm foundation of theoretical understanding and corresponding strategies for teaching conceptual, analytic and disciplinary language practices academic language to all students.

Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL): 2019-20 Implementation Report

Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL): 2019-20 Implementation Report

The Quality Teaching for English Learners™ initiative is a research-based professional development program for teachers, coaches, and school leadership devoted to improving educator capacity to support the linguistic and academic development of English Learners (ELs) and other students needing to develop academic uses of English. In 2019-20, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) implemented the...
The 2019-20 End-of-Year Report: A System-Level Summary of School Performance During a Year when Full School Progress Reports could not be Published

The 2019-20 End-of-Year Report: A System-Level Summary of School Performance During a Year when Full School Progress Reports could not be Published

The data included in this 21-page brief are a system-level summary of school performance according to the modified 2019-20 End-of-Year Reports.

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.

Parent/Guardian Feedback on Digital Learning: Survey Feedback from Fall 2020

Parent/Guardian Feedback on Digital Learning: Survey Feedback from Fall 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SDP began the 2020-21 school year with a 100% digital learning model. The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) created and administered a survey for SDP parents and guardians to gather feedback about digital learning during the first months of the school year. This report describes the survey’s administration and respondents, and it provides an overview of results along with excerpts of representative open-ended comments.