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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.

A Summary of the 2022-23 School Selection Process: Qualifications, Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Responses

A Summary of the 2022-23 School Selection Process: Qualifications, Applications, Admission Offers, and Student Responses

Posted on January 5, 2024
Categories: equity, school selection, system trends

Students throughout Philadelphia have the opportunity to apply to attend SDP schools of their choice through an annual School Selection Process. Students across all grades may apply to all available SDP K-12 schools, but 8th graders applying for 9th grade constitute the largest group of participants. This report includes analyses of several phases of the 2022-23 School Selection Process, with a focus on 8th graders enrolled in District (non-charter) schools, and their engagement with the School Selection Process to enroll in 9th grade criteria-based schools and programs in the 2023-24 school year.

2023 Summer Programs in SDP: Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

2023 Summer Programs in SDP: Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

Each year, SDP and its partner organizations offer a variety of summer programs to ensure that students, especially those most vulnerable to experiencing summer learning loss, have the opportunity to continue learning during the summer months. This report provides a summary of the 2023 summer programs, including information about enrollment and attendance, and findings from surveys and observations.

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

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

Posted on December 22, 2023
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Categories: assessments, literacy, math, PSSA, system trends

At the School District of Philadelphia, PSSA performance is the focus for three of the five goals adopted by the Board of Education. This data brief describes District-wide trends in PSSA performance between the 2018-19 (pre-Covid) and 2022-23 school years.

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

2022-23 Philly School Experience Survey Results

The annual Philly School Experience Survey (PSES) is one of the best tools we have for monitoring conditions in Philadelphia public schools. This deck summarizes the 2022-23 survey results for District and alternative schools, highlighting system-level trends across the six core survey topics.

Ninth Grade On-Track Rates and Their Relationship to On-Time Graduation for First-Time SDP Ninth Graders in 2016-17 through 2018-19

Ninth Grade On-Track Rates and Their Relationship to On-Time Graduation for First-Time SDP Ninth Graders in 2016-17 through 2018-19

During the 2017-18 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) developed and launched a new metric to monitor the success of first-time 9th graders. The study described in this brief revisits SDP’s 9th Grade On-Track metric to examine whether the relationship between 9GOT and on-time graduation remains strong for more recent cohorts of students.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia (2021)

Youth Risk Behavior Survey: Selected Results from the School District of Philadelphia (2021)

In the fall of 2021, the School District of Philadelphia administered the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to 1,351 randomly selected high school students from 30 District schools. This report highlights statistically weighted results from the 2021 Philadelphia YRBS, which means that the results are considered representative of high school students in the entire District.

End of Year Analysis of Participation and Performance on the Star Assessments at the School District of Philadelphia: 2022-23

End of Year Analysis of Participation and Performance on the Star Assessments at the School District of Philadelphia: 2022-23

Posted on December 1, 2023
Categories: assessments, literacy, math, Star

Since the 2021-22 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) has administered Star assessments as a universal screener and progress monitoring tool for all grades, K-12. This report summarizes findings on participation, performance, and growth across Fall and Spring Star testing windows in 2022-23, with comparisons to 2021-22 outcomes and details on performance of different student groups. A report addendum extends the analyses to focus on the relationship between attendance and student performance on Star assessments.