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School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

This report examines student attendance during in-person learning (September 2019 through February 2020) and compares it to student attendance during digital learning (September 2020 through February 2021).

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.

Implementing the Second Step Program for Social-Emotional Learning: Strategies from Two Schools

Implementing the Second Step Program for Social-Emotional Learning: Strategies from Two Schools

This list of successful strategies and approaches is intended to serve as a resource for other schools implementing Second Step.

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End-of-Year Report: A System-Level Summary of School Performance During a Year when Full School Progress Reports could not be Published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End-of-Year Report: A System-Level Summary of School Performance During a Year when Full School Progress Reports could not be Published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

Representativeness of the 2019-20 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2019-20 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

The District-Wide Survey (DWS) program measures five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties, while allowing respondents to share their perspectives and provide feedback about how they experience and perceive their schools. This research brief answers two questions about the representativeness, or external validity, of the student and parent/guardian responses from 2019-20.

Redesigning Schoolyards at Two Schools: A Summary of the Seven Design Phases

Redesigning Schoolyards at Two Schools: A Summary of the Seven Design Phases

In spring 2019, SDP, in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia, was awarded a grant from the William Penn Foundation to redesign schoolyards at three elementary schools into “playful learning areas”–environments designed for children that encourage and reinforce learning outside of the classroom. This brief summarizes the design process.

Implementation of the Ninth Grade Academy in 2018-19

Implementation of the Ninth Grade Academy in 2018-19

A report on implementation of the Ninth Grade Academy (NGA) model as described by NGA Assistant Principals at 24 District schools.

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Literacy and Learning Centers 2018-19 Evaluation Report

Implementation, teacher satisfaction and perceptions of student outcomes, and literacy and attendance rates associated with SDP classroom renovations and professional development.

School Support Census Report (2018-19)

School Support Census Report (2018-19)

Results from an annual survey designed to identify the number and nature of external supports in place at each SDP school. This report summarizes District-level findings from the third administration of the Census.

Comparing Perspectives #3: District-Wide Survey Responses about School Safety

Comparing Perspectives #3: District-Wide Survey Responses about School Safety

The third installment in a District-Wide Survey series that examines areas of agreement-–and disagreement–-between students, families, and educators.