March 1: For an IMPORTANT DISTRICT UPDATE Regarding a Return to In-Person Learning, ventilation efforts and more, click HERE.
To see the list of schools opening for in-person learning on March 8, click HERE.

On March 4, the Board will hold a Special Action meeting at 5 p.m. Find materials HERE. Register to speak HERE, under ‘Action Meetings‘.

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Category: System Trends

Demographic Enrollment Trends and School Progress Report (SPR) Performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

Demographic Enrollment Trends and School Progress Report (SPR) Performance from 2014-15 to 2018-19

A summary of school-level and student-level trends within each SPR performance tier from 2014-15 through 2018-19.

Evaluation of the Spring 2020 Covid-19 Continuity of Education Plan

Evaluation of the Spring 2020 Covid-19 Continuity of Education Plan

On March 16, 2020, SDP closed schools and offices in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Like many other districts, SDP had to quickly pivot from in-person to virtual instruction. This report evaluates the four expected outcomes included in SDP’s “Continuity of Education Plan” for online instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

The Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of School Climate and Teacher Retention, 2015-16 to 2017-18

The Relationship Between Teachers’ Perceptions of School Climate and Teacher Retention, 2015-16 to 2017-18

This 11-page brief uses three years of school-level data to explore the relationship between teachers’ perceptions of school climate and teacher retention.

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

How Student Perceptions of College and Career Readiness Differ by Type of SDP High School, 2016-17 to 2018-19

This brief uses District-Wide Survey data to explore the trends in student perceptions of college and career readiness at School District of Philadelphia (SDP) high schools from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2018-19 Data)

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2018-19 Data)

Information about progress related to the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) grant program and the priorities of SDP staff.

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

A Four-Year Summary of “Summer” Learning Loss: Changes in K-2 Independent Reading Levels from June to November, 2016-2019

In July 2019, we published a brief on “summer” learning loss from 2015-16 to 2018-19. This brief updates and extends those analyses by adding a fourth “summer” of information about K-2 independent reading levels and examining student performance by demographic characteristics, Special Education and English Learner status, and zip code of residence.

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 SDP Ninth-Grade Cohort

From Ninth Grade On-Track to College Matriculation: The Path of the 2015-16 SDP Ninth-Grade Cohort

This report builds on previous findings by examining first-fall matriculation outcomes of the 2015-16 first-time ninth-grade cohort who graduated on time (Class of 2019) by their Ninth Grade On-Track status (Firmly On-Track, On-Track But At Risk, and Off-Track). This report also compares matriculation outcomes across demographic characteristics.

Feedback from SDP Central Office Staff about the District-Wide Survey

Feedback from SDP Central Office Staff about the District-Wide Survey

Results from ORE’s first Central Office staff survey, designed to complement the existing District-Wide Survey given to parents/guardians, teachers, principals, students, and school-based staff.

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

School Selection in SDP: Who Receives Admission Offers, and Which do they Accept?

All eighth-grade students in Philadelphia are encouraged to participate in the School Selection Process (SSP) to choose a school for ninth grade. This three-part series of research reports takes an in-depth look at four years of ninth-grade SSP admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19).

School District of Philadelphia Graduation Rates: Definitions and Trends

School District of Philadelphia Graduation Rates: Definitions and Trends

This introduction to the two SDP graduation rates explains how the metrics are calculated and how contributing factors have changed over time. It also outlines six-year trends in SDP’s graduation metrics (2013-14 through 2018-19).