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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. Key findings include: Between 2016-17 and 2020-21, District enrollment declined by 8% while Charter enrollment increased by 6%. The biggest enrollment...
Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

Budget Priorities for the 2021-22 School Year: Survey Results

Posted on June 3, 2021
Categories: school climate & support, surveys

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. 

Literacy and Learning Centers: Cohort 3 (2019-20) Evaluation

Literacy and Learning Centers: Cohort 3 (2019-20) Evaluation

Posted on May 24, 2021
Categories: effective instruction, facilities, school climate & support

An evaluation of the implementation and impact of the Literacy and Learning Centers project.

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

School Selection in SDP: Applications and Admissions to 9th Grade for School Year 2020-21

Posted on May 14, 2021
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Categories: school selection, system trends

In 2020, we published a three-part series of reports that took an in-depth look at four years of 9th-grade school selection process admissions (2015-16 through 2018-19). This report extends that analysis by summarizing applications and admissions to 9th grade during the 2020-21 selection process (for the 2021-22 school year).

Unpacking AimswebPlus

Unpacking AimswebPlus

Posted on May 7, 2021
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Categories: aimswebPlus, assessments, literacy

We use aimswebPlus, a universal screening, benchmarking, and progress-monitoring tool from Pearson, to assess literacy and math proficiency in grades K-5. These assessments help identify students who are meeting grade- and term-level benchmarks as well as those who may need additional support. This post explains aimswebPlus administration and scoring, as well as how we use the data.

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

Trends in SDP Math PSSA Performance: 2015-16 to 2018-19

Posted on May 3, 2021
Categories: assessments, equity, math, PSSA, system trends

This report summarizes Math PSSA performance across four years (2015-16 through 2018-19).  In general, performance across the four years was characterized by incremental year-to-year improvements.

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

Assessment Participation and Reading and Math Performance of K-8 Students Receiving Special Education Services

This brief analyzes the percentage of students who were reading in Tier 1/At Target by Special Education status, grade level, and primary disability in Winter 2020-21.

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

School-Level Student Attendance Patterns During Digital Learning, 2020-21

This report examines student attendance during in-person learning (September 2019 through February 2020) and compares it to student attendance during digital learning (September 2020 through February 2021).

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Summary of 2019-20 High School Graduation Rates in Philadelphia

Posted on April 22, 2021
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Categories: college & career, equity, high school graduation, system trends

This brief explores patterns in the SDP 2019-20 four-year high school graduation rate by sector (District, Charter, and Alternative), Network, Admission type, and student demographics. This brief also includes an analysis of changes in graduation rates for student cohorts with target four-year graduation years of 2018-19 and 2019-20, as well as an examination of potential contributing factors to increased graduation rates from 2018-19 to 2019-20.

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

Assessment Overview: 2020-21

Posted on April 16, 2021
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Categories: aimswebPlus, assessments, effective instruction, PSSA, STAR

An outline of all major assessments that SDP students take in grades K through 12 during the 2020-21 school year.