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Understanding and Measuring Perceptions of School Climate and Safety: Insights from the Philly School Experience Survey

Understanding and Measuring Perceptions of School Climate and Safety: Insights from the Philly School Experience Survey

During the summer of 2022, the Office of Research and Evaluation held a series of focus groups to better understand how students interpret and respond to key Philly School Experience Survey questions related to school climate and instructional environment. This slide deck presents findings with a focus on student perceptions of school safety, using both qualitative and quantitative analyses to explore the factors underlying specific survey results.

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

The annual Philly School Experience Survey (PSES) is one of the best tools we have for monitoring conditions in Philadelphia public schools. This deck summarizes the 2022-23 survey results for District and alternative schools, highlighting system-level trends across the six core survey topics.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia (2021)

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia (2021)

In the fall of 2021, the School District of Philadelphia administered the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to 1,351 randomly selected high school students from 30 District schools. This report highlights statistically weighted results from the 2021 Philadelphia YRBS, which means that the results are considered representative of high school students in the entire District.

2023-24 and 2024-25 Academic Calendar Survey Results

2023-24 and 2024-25 Academic Calendar Survey Results

In November 2022, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) opened a public survey for stakeholders to provide input on issues related to the Academic Calendar for 2023-24 and 2024-25. This brief summarizes responses to the 3,983 surveys received.

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2021-22

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2021-22

Food insecurity directly impacts physical health and is associated with adverse developmental, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes. This brief describes the prevalence of food insecurity among SDP households that responded to the District-Wide Survey (DWS) in 2021-22 and examines the differences in food insecurity rates across different student demographic groups and schools.

2021-22 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2021-22 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

The Senior Exit Survey is administered annually each spring by the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). In 2021-22, ORE received responses from 6,075 seniors at 75 District high schools, representing 66% of enrolled 12th grade students.

Highlights of Key Findings from the Superintendent’s Listening and Learning Tour

Highlights of Key Findings from the Superintendent’s Listening and Learning Tour

On June 16, 2022, Dr. Tony Watlington became the new superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and started his tenure by outlining a three-phase plan that would facilitate his transition into the role. Phase 1 of the plan covered his first 100 days as SDP superintendent and was focused on conducting a “Listening and Learning Tour” across Philadelphia. The Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability (ERA) analyzed the data and published a condensed summary and an expanded slide deck.

Results from the Spring 2022 CTE Graduate Follow-up Survey

Results from the Spring 2022 CTE Graduate Follow-up Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires each district to survey exiting seniors about their intentions after high school—specifically, whether students plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities. This graduate follow-up survey asked Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the class of 2021 about their experiences after graduation.

2021-22 District-Wide Survey Technical Report

2021-22 District-Wide Survey Technical Report

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 2021-22 District-Wide Survey administration.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scores on the District-Wide Survey and School Trends, 2020-21

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scores on the District-Wide Survey and School Trends, 2020-21

In spring 2021, new questions related to the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were added to the District-Wide Surveys. This is the second report exploring these survey responses from 2020-21.