Recovering Credits in the School District of Philadelphia: High School Student Credit Recovery Utilization in 2018-19

Recovering Credits in the School District of Philadelphia: High School Student Credit Recovery Utilization in 2018-19


By: Molly Pileggi, Alyn Turner, Lindsey Liu, and Jason Fontana

November 2020

This study provides a snapshot of the district’s school-year credit recovery utilization—including eligibility, enrollment, and completion—using newly available data for high school students who entered the 2018–19 school year with a record of one or more failed courses.

Student Mobility and Dropout in Philadelphia High Schools, 2013-14 through 2016-2017

Student Mobility and Dropout in Philadelphia High Schools, 2013-14 through 2016-2017


By: Matthew P. Steinberg, Molly Pileggi, and Ruth Neild

September 2019

This study uses four years of student-level data for all students enrolled in Philadelphia public high schools from the 2013-14 through 2016-17 school years. We examine the characteristics of mobile students and the types of schools they most commonly exit and enter as well as the characteristics of schools with higher rates of student mobility.