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A Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2021-22 School Year

A Summary of District-Wide Assessments Administered to SDP Students During the 2021-22 School Year

This brief describes the District-wide tests administered at the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) during the 2021-22 school year and provides details about student participation.

Educating Students who Attended Quarantine School in 2021-22 due to Covid-19

Educating Students who Attended Quarantine School in 2021-22 due to Covid-19

In the 2021-22 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) created a fully virtual Quarantine School for SDP students who needed to quarantine at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This report summarizes 2021-22 Quarantine School attendance, describes what took place in the Quarantine School virtual classrooms, and examines feedback from students, parents, and teachers about their experiences with Quarantine School.

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2021-22 Data)

Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (Analysis of 2021-22 Data)

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) provides grant funding to eight regions in Pennsylvania to serve students experiencing homelessness through the Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) program. This brief provides information about progress toward the goals of the ECYEH grant program and priorities of SDP staff.

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2022-23

Philadelphia Public School Enrollment, 2022-23

This brief explores 2022-23 Philadelphia public school enrollment patterns at District, Alternative, Philadelphia Charter, and Cyber Charter schools, including by school admission type and student demographics, as well as changes in those patterns since 2014-15.

The School District of Philadelphia in Context: Changes in Statewide PSSA Performance, 2019-2022

The School District of Philadelphia in Context: Changes in Statewide PSSA Performance, 2019-2022

This research brief highlights the changes in the percentage of students scoring in the Proficient or Advanced performance groups on the PSSA exams from 2019 (pre-Covid) to 2022 (post-Covid) in Pennsylvania school districts.

2022 Summer Programs in SDP: Offerings, Attendance, Survey Results, and Recommendations

2022 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 summer programs, including information about enrollment and attendance, and findings from surveys and observations.

PSSA and Keystone Performance Trends: 2014-15 to 2021-22

PSSA and Keystone Performance Trends: 2014-15 to 2021-22

The 2021-22 school year was the first year that the PSSAs and Keystones were administered normally since 2018-19 (pre-pandemic). These briefs describe District-wide performance trends on the PSSAs and the Keystone exams from 2014-15 to 2021-22.

Star Reading Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) Participation and Performance: 2021-22

Star Reading Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) Participation and Performance: 2021-22

In the 2021-22 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) transitioned to Star Assessments as the District-wide universal screener for reading and math for all students in grades K-12. Star Assessments can be organized into two categories: computer-adaptive tests (CATs) and curriculum-based measures (CBMs). Star Reading CBMs are administered to students in grades K-5. This report examines student participation in and performance on Star Reading CBM assessments in the four testing windows during the 2021-22 school year.

Star Math Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) Participation and Performance: 2021-22

Star Math Curriculum Based Measures (CBM) Participation and Performance: 2021-22

In the 2021-22 school year, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) transitioned to Star Assessments as the District-wide universal screener for reading and math for all students in grades K-12. Star Assessments can be organized into two categories: computer-adaptive tests (CATs) and curriculum-based measures (CBMs). Star Math CBMs are administered to students in grades K-3. This report examines student participation in and performance on Star Math CBM assessments in the four testing windows during the 2021-22 school year.

Classroom Modernizations: Cohort 5 (2021-22) Evaluation

Classroom Modernizations: Cohort 5 (2021-22) Evaluation

In the summer of 2021, the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) redesigned 133 pre-kindergarten to third-grade classrooms into interactive learning environments. Physical renovations and classroom set-ups were completed by the start of the 2021-22 school year. This was the fifth cohort of classrooms to receive renovations and accompanying professional development sessions and materials. This report uses teacher survey data to evaluate teacher satisfaction with the project and perceived benefits to instructional practices and student outcomes.