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Renaissance Schools Initiative: Report on School Visits, 2013-14

Renaissance Schools Initiative: Report on School Visits, 2013-14

A follow-up to a report from December 2013 that analyze changes in student-level outcomes in Renaissance schools during the first three years of the initiative.

Renaissance Schools Initiative: A Look at School Climate in Renaissance Initiative Schools

Renaissance Schools Initiative: A Look at School Climate in Renaissance Initiative Schools

This research brief explores changes in school climate after a school turnaround effort at School District of Philadelphia Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter schools. Specifically, it looks at whether Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter schools demonstrated a change in the rate of serious incidents and a reduction in the percentage of students involved in a serious incident.

Renaissance Schools Initiative: Student Achievement in Renaissance Initiative Schools

Renaissance Schools Initiative: Student Achievement in Renaissance Initiative Schools

This brief explores changes in building-level student achievement after school turnaround at School District of Philadelphia Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter schools. Specifically, it looks at whether Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter schools have met expectations for rapid growth, as defined by the literature, in reading and math on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA).

Renaissance Schools Initiative: A Look at Student Retention and Mobility in Renaissance Initiative Schools

Renaissance Schools Initiative: A Look at Student Retention and Mobility in Renaissance Initiative Schools

This research brief explores changes in student mobility before and after school turnaround efforts in the District’s Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter Schools. Specifically, it looks at within-year student retention and mobility rates one year prior to turnaround and one year into turnaround for Promise Academies and Renaissance Charter Schools.

Renaissance Schools Initiative Progress Report, 2010-11 through 2012-13

Renaissance Schools Initiative Progress Report, 2010-11 through 2012-13

This report focuses on the School District of Philadelphia’s Renaissance Initiative, the District’s school turnaround model. The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) analyzed changes in school-level outcomes in the first three years of the District’s Renaissance Initiative, from 2010-11 through 2012-13, by Renaissance Initiative type, school, and provider. Utilizing outcomes, including changes in enrollment, retention, school climate, and reading and math proficiency, ORE measured changes evident after the first turnaround year and subsequent years. In addition, changes at Promise Academies were compared to those at charter schools and across charter providers over the same years.

Philadelphia's Renaissance Schools Initiative: 18-Month Interim Report

Philadelphia’s Renaissance Schools Initiative: 18-Month Interim Report

This evaluation report focuses on the School District of Philadelphia’s Renaissance Initiative, a District school turnaround model.