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Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Support Staff Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Teacher, Principal, Assistant Principal, and Support Staff Survey Results

Posted on December 23, 2021
Categories: District-Wide Survey (DWS), surveys

The District-Wide Survey (DWS) program measures five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties, while allowing respondents to share their perspectives and provide feedback about how they experience and perceive their schools. This research brief answers two questions about the representativeness, or external validity, of the teacher, principal/assistant principal, and support staff responses from the 2020-21 school year.

2021 Summer Programs in SDP:  Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

2021 Summer Programs in SDP: Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

In summer 2021, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) offered a series of virtual and in person summer programs for students who had completed grades PreK-12. In response to students experiencing digital and hybrid learning from March 2020 – June 2021, summer 2021 programming offerings were expanded from previous summers. Nearly 16,000 students enrolled in summer programming, over 12,000 students attended a program for at least one day, and nearly 6,000 students attended at least one program for 75% or more of days.

Non-Tested Students in Spring 2021:  An Analysis of Star and AimswebPlus Assessment Participation

Non-Tested Students in Spring 2021: An Analysis of Star and AimswebPlus Assessment Participation

Posted on November 15, 2021
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Categories: aimswebPlus, assessments, digital learning & school reopening, literacy, math, STAR
The School District of Philadelphia implemented a universal K-12 interim assessments program beginning in the 2020-21 school year. All schools across the District administered aimswebPlus for grades K-5 and Star for grades 6-12; reading and math tests were administered for both assessments. AimswebPlus Reading and Math tests were administered in three testing windows and Star...
2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

2020-21 Senior Exit Survey: District-Level Report

District-level report on findings from a 2020 survey of exiting seniors about whether they plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities after graduation.

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia:  Recognizing the Landscape, 2019-20

Special Education in the School District of Philadelphia: Recognizing the Landscape, 2019-20

Posted on October 18, 2021
Categories: equity, special education, system trends

This report provides a descriptive summary of the nine Specialized Service support programs provided to 20,787 students with one or more Individualized Education Plan (IEP) classifications in the School District of Philadelphia during the 2019-20 school year.

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

Representativeness of the 2020-21 District-Wide Student and Parent/Guardian Survey Results

Posted on October 12, 2021
Categories: District-Wide Survey (DWS), surveys

The District-Wide Survey (DWS) program measures five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties, while allowing respondents to share their perspectives and provide feedback about how they experience and perceive their schools. This research brief answers two questions about the representativeness, or external validity, of the student and parent/guardian DWS responses from 2020-21.

2020-21 District-Wide Survey Technical Report

2020-21 District-Wide Survey Technical Report

This report describes the framework that guided survey development, the administration of the surveys, the processes of survey reliability testing and validation, and the construction of school-level scores for reports. This version reflects new updates from the 2020-21 DWS administration.

Teacher Responses to the Employee Exit Survey, 2017-2021

Teacher Responses to the Employee Exit Survey, 2017-2021

Posted on October 12, 2021
Categories: surveys, system trends
The Employee Exit Survey is an optional survey that every School District of Philadelphia (SDP) employee can complete upon resigning or retiring from their position. It is an opportunity for employees to share the reasons why they chose to leave SDP and offer any feedback to improve employee retention at SDP. This brief examines survey...
Results from the Spring 2021 CTE Graduate Follow-up Survey

Results from the Spring 2021 CTE Graduate Follow-up Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires each district to survey exiting seniors about their intentions after high school—specifically, whether students plan to obtain additional education, secure employment, or pursue other activities. This graduate follow-up survey asked Career and Technical Education (CTE) students from the class of 2020 about their experiences after graduation. Key takeaways include:...
Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Results from the June 2021 Feedback Survey about the School Selection Process

Posted on October 8, 2021
Categories: school selection, surveys
Each fall, SDP students can apply to attend any school in the District. Although the school selection process (SSP) is open to all grades, 8th-grade students are particularly encouraged to participate by applying to up to five high schools. Fourth-graders are also likely to consider special admission schools that serve 5th grade. Typically, student performance on...