School Support Census
About the Census
The School Support Census is an annual survey designed to identify the number and nature of external supports (partners and vendors) in place at each School District of Philadelphia (SDP) school. The first District-wide Census conducted by the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) took place during the 2015-16 school year, and was used by the Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) to describe the landscape of school-based partner supports, to inform the development of a School Partnership Agreement (SPA) for school-based external partners, and to match interested partners with schools based on their existing supports and self-identified needs. ORE also has used the results to provide information to internal and external researchers selecting school sites for programmatic opportunities and research studies.