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This report and the accompanying addendum examine fall 2021 Star Reading and Math assessment performance for SDP students who attended 2021 summer programming compared to a matched sample of students who did not attend summer programming.
In summer 2021, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) offered a series of virtual and in person summer programs for students who had completed grades PreK-12. In response to students experiencing digital and hybrid learning from March 2020 – June 2021, summer 2021 programming offerings were expanded from previous summers. Nearly 16,000 students enrolled in summer programming, over 12,000 students attended a program for at least one day, and nearly 6,000 students attended at least one program for 75% or more of days.
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.