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English Learner (EL) Enrollment Trends in the School District of Philadelphia: 2015-16 to 2019-20

English Learner (EL) Enrollment Trends in the School District of Philadelphia: 2015-16 to 2019-20

The School District of Philadelphia’s English Learner (EL) population includes students from over 130 countries who speak over 100 different languages. By tracking the enrollment trends of ELs in the District, we can identify Learning Networks that have growing EL populations and allocate resources to accommodate for the programs and supports that benefit ELs.

Exploratory Analysis of English Learners’ Identified Race/Ethnicity and Home Language in the School District of Philadelphia, 2019-20

Exploratory Analysis of English Learners’ Identified Race/Ethnicity and Home Language in the School District of Philadelphia, 2019-20

Reporting by racial/ethnic subgroup and by English Learner status are crucial tools for investigating disproportionalities, targeting student supports, and monitoring the progress of equity initiatives. However, when student groups are identified in this way, it highlights differences between groups, but may also imply that the differences within those groups are unimportant, or even absent. This brief aims to surface some of the internal diversity within racial/ethnic groups, and within home language groups, by exploring the intersection of race/ethnicity and home language among our students.

A New Way to Measure School-Level Linguistic Diversity

A New Way to Measure School-Level Linguistic Diversity

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) serves a diverse student population, and language is a key dimension of this diversity. However, linguistic diversity is not distributed uniformly across schools, and some schools serve students with a much wider variety of linguistic backgrounds than others, requiring different resources and support strategies as a result. The Office of Research and Evaluation has developed a new indicator to better describe the predominant composition of the EL population at a given school.

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

In 2019-20, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) implemented the QTEL initiative with 115 teachers in grades 6-12 from 29 SDP schools. This 45-page report reviews all components of SDP’s QTEL implementation in 2019-20.

K-5 English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Survey Results

K-5 English to Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Teacher Survey Results

This slide deck outlines the perceptions and experiences of ESOL teachers and their utilization and satisfaction with SDP’s collaborative English Language Development (ELD) model of instruction.

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

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

This report focuses primarily on the implementation and outcomes of the TIB program at the two schools who participated in the program for both implementation years.