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K-12 Student Participation and Performance in Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

K-12 Student Participation and Performance in Math and Literacy Assessments during the 2020-21 mostly virtual school year

Posted on September 17, 2021
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Categories: aimswebPlus, assessments, literacy, math, STAR, uncategorized
These four slide decks provide a District-level overview of K-12 student participation and performance on the aimswebPlus and Star math and literacy assessments. During the 2020-21 school year, aimswebPlus was administered 3 times (fall, winter, and spring) in grades K-5 and Star was administered 4 times in grades 6-8 and 3 times in grades 9-12. ...
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

Posted on September 14, 2021
Categories: school climate & support, system 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...
Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2019-20

Household Food Insecurity in the School District of Philadelphia: An Analysis of District-Wide Survey Results, 2019-20

Posted on September 3, 2021
Categories: District-Wide Survey (DWS), health & nutrition, surveys

This brief describes the prevalence of food insecurity among SDP households that responded to the District-Wide Survey in 2019-20 and examines the differences in food insecurity rates across different student subgroups and schools.

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning Using AimswebPlus and Star Assessments

Assessing Student Performance Before and During Virtual Learning Using AimswebPlus and Star Assessments

This 24-page report compares performance in reading and math assessments for the same set of students over time. The main metric used in this report is the National Percentile Rank (NPR). NPR is a norm-referenced measure that compares student performance to a national sample of students.

Performance of K-3 Students who Received Support from a Reading Specialist in 2019-20

Performance of K-3 Students who Received Support from a Reading Specialist in 2019-20

Posted on August 5, 2021
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Categories: effective instruction, equity, literacy, reading specialists

This brief summarizes the performance of students who received support from a Reading Specialist before the transition to digital learning and support, from October 2019 (fall) to February 2020 (winter).

School Support Census: 2019-20

School Support Census: 2019-20

Posted on August 3, 2021
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Categories: equity, school climate & support, School Support Census, surveys

Results from an annual survey designed to identify the number and nature of external supports in place at each SDP school. This report summarizes District-level findings from the fourth administration of the Census.

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Summer Melt: College Intentions vs. College Enrollment of 2020 School District of Philadelphia Seniors

Posted on July 6, 2021
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Categories: college & career, high school graduation, Senior Exit and Follow-Up, surveys

This brief summarizes findings from a study of the “summer melt” rates of the cohort of college-intending 2020 School District of Philadelphia (SDP) seniors.

Analysis of AimswebPlus Math Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

Analysis of AimswebPlus Math Subtest Performance for K-3 Students, Fall 2020

Posted on June 28, 2021
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Categories: aimswebPlus, assessments, math

The District uses aimswebPlus assessments to monitor K-3 math progress on the Leading Indicators. This brief explores two research questions to better understand K-3 aimswebPlus student performance

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

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

Posted on June 11, 2021
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Categories: system trends

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.