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Category: Equity

Demographic Enrollment Trends and School Progress Report (SPR) Performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Demographic Enrollment Trends and School Progress Report (SPR) Performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

A summary of school-level and student-level trends within each SPR performance tier from 2014-15 through 2018-19.

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

This brief uses District-Wide Survey data to explore the trends in student perceptions of college and career readiness at School District of Philadelphia (SDP) high schools from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2018-19 Data)

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2018-19 Data)

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

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

In July 2019, we published a brief on “summer” learning loss from 2015-16 to 2018-19. This brief updates and extends those analyses by adding a fourth “summer” of information about K-2 independent reading levels and examining student performance by demographic characteristics, Special Education and English Learner status, and zip code of residence.

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.

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT): Parent Participation and Student Outcomes

Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT): Parent Participation and Student Outcomes

The first brief in a two-year evaluation of a family engagement program intended to improve parent-teacher conferences to support collaboration between schools and homes.

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

All eighth-grade students in Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the School Selection Process (SSP) to choose a school for ninth grade. This three-part series of research reports takes an in-depth look at four years of ninth-grade SSP admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19).

School District of Philadelphia Graduation Rates: Definitions and Trends

School District of Philadelphia Graduation Rates: Definitions and Trends

This introduction to the two SDP graduation rates explains how the metrics are calculated and how contributing factors have changed over time. It also outlines six-year trends in SDP’s graduation metrics (2013-14 through 2018-19).

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia: Understanding the Landscape, 2018-19

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia: Understanding the Landscape, 2018-19

This brief provides a descriptive summary of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) classifications of students in the School District
of Philadelphia during the 2018-19 school year.

2018-19 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

2018-19 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

Each year, more than 130,000 students, parents and guardians, teachers, and principals participate in a survey about their schools. This slide deck summarizes 2018-19 survey results related to technology access at home and at school.