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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 DWS responses from 2020-21.
This report describes the framework that guided survey development, the administration of the surveys, the processes of survey reliability testing and validation, and the construction of school-level scores for reports. This version reflects new updates from the 2020-21 DWS administration.
This brief describes the prevalence of food insecurity among SDP households that responded to the District-Wide Survey in 2019-20 and examines the differences in food insecurity rates across different student subgroups and schools.
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 fourth administration of the Census.
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.