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This brief summarizes findings from a study of the “summer melt” rates of the cohort of college-intending 2020 School District of Philadelphia (SDP) seniors.
In Spring 2021 the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) surveyed School District of Philadelphia (SDP) stakeholders about what supports should be prioritized in the budget for the 2021-22 school year. This slide deck provides an overview of feedback and responses.
In spring 2020, the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) administered an end-of-year survey to the 38 SDP Reading Specialists. ORE received 34 completed surveys (a response rate of 89%), and the surveys included 268 open-ended comments. This 17-page brief provides an overview of findings, including representative open-ended comments, from that survey.
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.
This six-page brief reviews feedback collected from a survey about digital learning administered to non-instructional school-based staff.
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.
Each spring, the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) administers the District-Wide Survey (DWS) to gather feedback from parents/guardians, teachers, students, and principals about key areas tied to school improvement. In 2019-20, ORE developed and administered an additional survey for school-based staff. This slide deck provides an overview of their responses.
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.
This report analyzes how student responses to the District-Wide Survey (DWS) questions about eating breakfast relate to the availability of school breakfast programs.
This report analyzes student responses to four questions related to mental health and suicide that were asked on the 2019 Philadelphia YRBS.