Starting next winter, DC will be issuing “report cards” for each school. By federal law, the report card must contain information on how the schools is performing on a set of required indicators, including test scores, attendance, re-enrollment, high school graduation and more.
In addition, the report card can report other information, such as material that may be of interest to parents, that could encourage healthy school practices, and data that families and the public believe should be transparent.
DC’s state education agency, OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education), will propose to the State Board of Education (SBOE) the categories that should be included on the report card. OSSE is currently running an online survey to solicit the opinion of DC families and residents about what should be on the report card.