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Responses to New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Questions on the District-Wide Survey, 2020-21

Responses to New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Questions on the District-Wide Survey, 2020-21

New questions related to the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were added to the District-Wide Surveys in spring 2021 to better understand the perspectives and experiences of parents/guardians, students, teachers, principals/assistant principals, and support staff. This report examines how each group responded to the new DEI questions and how responses differed by respondent demographic characteristics.

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2020-21

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2020-21

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 in 2020-21 and examines the differences in food insecurity rates across different student subgroups and schools.

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2021 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2021 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Research has found that many high school graduates who intend to enroll in post-secondary education do not follow through with their intentions, a pattern known as “summer melt.” This brief summarizes findings from a study of the summer melt rates of the 2021 cohort of college-intending School District of Philadelphia (SDP) high school seniors.

Budget Priorities for the 2022-23 School Year: Survey Results

Budget Priorities for the 2022-23 School Year: Survey Results

In Spring 2022 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 2022-23 school year. This slide deck provides an overview of feedback and responses.

2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: CTE Results

2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: CTE Results

The 2020-21 Senior Exit Survey contained a subset of questions specifically related to Career and Technical Education (CTE). The survey asked self-identified CTE students about their post-graduation plans for further education and employment. This slide deck provides a summary of the survey results for CTE respondents.

2020-21 District-Wide Survey Results: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Questions

2020-21 District-Wide Survey Results: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Questions

This slide deck provides an overview of responses to fifty District-Wide Survey items related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) that were included on the student, teacher, support staff, principal/AP, and parent/guardian surveys in 2020-21. 

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Support Staff Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Support Staff 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 teacher, principal/assistant principal, and support staff responses from the 2020-21 school year.

2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

District-level report on findings from a 2020 survey of exiting seniors about whether they plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities after graduation.

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2020-21 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 DWS responses from 2020-21.

2020-21 District-Wide Survey Technical Report

2020-21 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 2020-21 DWS administration.