Research and Evaluation

Research and Evaluation


Welcome to the Office of Research and Evaluation at The School District of Philadelphia! The Office of Research and Evaluation:

  • Conducts program evaluations of federal and state grant-funded programs;
  • Designs and implements research studies of major School District initiatives;
  • Administers the District-wide survey programs;
  • Facilitates critical research by outside individuals in support of the School District's mission and vision; and
  • Assists with the preparation of grant applications.

Research Review

If you are interested in conducting research within the School District of Philadelphia, please visit the Research Review page.

If you wish to obtain data from the School District, please complete a Data Request form. 

Research, Policy and Practice (R2P) Monthly Forums -- 2015

January 14 -- TBD

January 28 -- Shared Solutions Mini-conference #2

February 11 - TBD

February 25 -- TBD

March 4 -- R2P Annual Conference


SDP-Penn GSE Shared Solutions Researcher Practitioner Partnership

The School District of Philadelphia–Penn Graduate School of Education Shared Solutions effort (SDP-Penn GSE Shared Solutions) is dedicated to improving public education in Philadelphia and to bridging the gap between research and practice. The partners aim to accomplish these goals by bringing together teachers, administrators, researchers, and the community to critically engage with rigorous, evidence-based research. For more information visit the website.

As part of the partnership, we will invite researchers and practitioners from across Philadelphia to participate in quarterly mini-conferences throughout the school year. School leaders, teachers, parents, researchers, District administrators, and other stakeholders will be asked to share ideas and experiences and to collaborate in exploring a variety of topics that are central to school improvement. 

Our first mini-conference, Shared Solutions for School Improvement: Developing a System of Excellent Schools, will be held on November 12, 2014. READ MORE



The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic will co-hosted the annual SDP Research, Policy, and Practice Conference (R2P 2015) on March 4, 2015.

Copies of presentations, articles, posters and video clips from the 2014 R2P conference can be found on the REL website.