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Representativeness of the 2019-20 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2019-20 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.

Teacher Responses to the Employee Exit Survey, 2017-2021

Teacher Responses to the Employee Exit Survey, 2017-2021

The Employee Exit Survey is an optional survey that every School District of Philadelphia (SDP) employee can complete upon resigning or retiring from their position. It is an opportunity for employees to share the reasons why they chose to leave SDP and offer any feedback to improve employee retention at SDP. This brief examines survey...
Results from the Spring 2021 CTE Graduate Follow-up Survey

Results from the Spring 2021 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 2020 about their experiences after graduation. Key takeaways include:...
Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Each fall, SDP students can apply to attend any school in the District. Although the school selection process (SSP) is open to all grades, 8th-grade students are particularly encouraged to participate by applying to up to five high schools. Fourth-graders are also likely to consider special admission schools that serve 5th grade. Typically, student performance on...
Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2019-20

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2019-20

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.

School Support Census: 2019-20

School Support Census: 2019-20

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.

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

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.

Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

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. 

Findings from the 2019-20 End-of-Year Reading Specialists Survey

Findings from the 2019-20 End-of-Year Reading Specialists Survey

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.