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Category: District-Wide Survey (DWS)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 responses from 2019-20.

Student Hunger and School Breakfast: Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results and School Breakfast Programs, 2018-19

Student Hunger and School Breakfast: Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results and School Breakfast Programs, 2018-19

This report analyzes how student responses to the District-Wide Survey (DWS) questions about eating breakfast relate to the availability of school breakfast programs.

2019-20 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

2019-20 District-Wide Survey Results: Technology Access

An overview of responses to five 2019-20 District-Wide Survey items related to technology.