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Implementation and Outcomes of the Together is Better Program: 2022-23

Implementation and Outcomes of the Together is Better Program: 2022-23

Posted on May 23, 2024
Categories: effective instruction, English Learners (ELs), equity

Together is Better (TIB) is a program that supports the implementation of a co-teaching English Learner (EL) model in a small subset of District schools. This report focuses on the final year of grant-funded TIB program implementation (2022-23) in order to understand program implementation and participants’ experiences with the program, and to inform future supports for teaching EL students and co-teaching.

Summary of Student Responses from the 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey – Philadelphia

Summary of Student Responses from the 2023 Youth Risk Behavior Survey – Philadelphia

As part of the Promoting Adolescent Student Health (PASH) grant, the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) administers the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) every other year. In spring 2023, the YRBS was administered to a random sample of high school students at 31 randomly selected School District of Philadelphia (SDP) schools, and the CDC compiled a summary of the results.

Student Outcomes and Perspectives on Youth Court in the School District of Philadelphia

Student Outcomes and Perspectives on Youth Court in the School District of Philadelphia

Posted on May 3, 2024
Categories: school climate & support, Youth Court

School-based Youth Court is a student-run restorative justice program that helps students to problem-solve and mediate conflicts instead of relying on traditional forms of punishment. The goal of Youth Court is to support a student in repairing the harm that their actions have caused. SDP started implementing school-based Youth Court in the 2017-18 school year. This brief explores the relationship between the implementation of Youth Court and suspension rates and examines the perceptions of the program among students who participate in the Youth Court jury.

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2023-24

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2023-24

Posted on April 23, 2024
Categories: enrollment, system trends

This brief provides information about enrollment patterns for K-12 students in Philadelphia’s public schools. The analyses examine enrollment trends with respect to governing sector, admission type, and student demographics from 2014-15 through the present school year, with a particular focus on 2022-23 to 2023-24.

Keystone Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

Keystone Performance Trends in SDP: 2018-19 to 2022-23

Posted on April 23, 2024
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Categories: assessments, Keystones, literacy, math, system trends

The Keystone exams are end-of-year standardized state assessments typically administered to Pennsylvania students in grades 8-11 as they near completion of the associated English, Algebra, or Biology course. This brief describes annual Keystone exam performance trends between the 2018-19 (pre-Covid) and 2022-23 school years.

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey Results

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey Results

Posted on March 22, 2024
Categories: accountability, facilities, school climate & support, surveys, system trends

In January 2024, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) Office of Finance, in partnership with the Office of Evaluation, Research, and Accountability, conducted the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Priorities Survey. A total of 3,641 stakeholders responded to the survey, representing 229 District schools/programs. This slide deck presents a summary of survey results.

2022-23 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2022-23 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

The Senior Exit Survey is administered annually each spring by the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). In 2022-23, ORE received responses from 6,620 seniors at 78 District high schools, representing 72% of enrolled 12th grade students. This slide deck presents a summary of survey results.

PSSA Performance by Primary Disability Category, 2022-23

PSSA Performance by Primary Disability Category, 2022-23

Posted on February 13, 2024
Categories: assessments, equity, literacy, math, PSSA, special education

This data brief reports on 2022-23 PSSA performance for SDP students who qualify for special education services and have an active Individualized Education Program (IEP). Results are summarized by primary disability category.

Understanding and Measuring Perceptions of School Climate and Safety: Insights from the Philly School Experience Survey

Understanding and Measuring Perceptions of School Climate and Safety: Insights from the Philly School Experience Survey

During the summer of 2022, the Office of Research and Evaluation held a series of focus groups to better understand how students interpret and respond to key Philly School Experience Survey questions related to school climate and instructional environment. This slide deck presents findings with a focus on student perceptions of school safety, using both qualitative and quantitative analyses to explore the factors underlying specific survey results.

Listening and Learning: Teacher Attendance and Retention

Listening and Learning: Teacher Attendance and Retention

Through Listening and Learning sessions held from February to May 2023, we sought to better understand the factors that most impact teacher attendance and retention. This slide deck presents the findings from sessions with School-Based Teacher Leaders (STBLs), school leaders, and Central Office staff.