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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.

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia:  Recognizing the Landscape, 2019-20

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia: Recognizing the Landscape, 2019-20

This report provides a descriptive summary of the nine Specialized Service support programs provided to 20,787 students with one or more Individualized Education Plan (IEP) classifications in the School District of Philadelphia during the 2019-20 school year.

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...
School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Five-year School-wide Outcome Trends

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Five-year School-wide Outcome Trends

This report examines changes in school-wide outcomes from 2014-15 to 2018-19 for schools that first implemented PBIS in 2014-15 and similar non-PBIS schools. The school-wide outcomes include data on attendance, suspensions, violent and serious incidents, sense of belonging and school safety, and ELA and Math PSSA performance. Overall patterns reveal that, in general, PBIS schools...
Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2019-20 and 2020-21

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2019-20 and 2020-21

This brief explores 2020-21 student enrollment patterns at District, Alternative, Charter, and Cyber Charter schools in Philadelphia, including by school admission type and student demographics, as well as changes in those patterns over time.

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. 

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

In 2020, we published a three-part series of reports that took an in-depth look at four years of 9th-grade school selection process admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19). This report extends that analysis by summarizing applications and admissions to 9th grade during the 2020-21 selection process (for the 2021-22 school year).

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

This report summarizes Math PSSA performance across four years (2015-16 through 2018-19).  In general, performance across the four years was characterized by incremental year-to-year improvements.

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

This brief analyzes the percentage of students who were reading in Tier 1/At Target by Special Education status, grade level, and primary disability in Winter 2020-21.

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

This report examines student attendance during in-person learning (September 2019 through February 2020) and compares it to student attendance during digital learning (September 2020 through February 2021).