Monday, January 16, 2012

Comment on the city's plan to best meet needs of students

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is taking the federal Department of Education up on its invitation to propose a DC-specific way to improve the quality of instruction for students and improve student academic achievement.   The feds' offer is known as ESEA Flexibility.

OSSE is taking its plan on the road and soliciting input for the plan due to the feds in February.   The plan targets schools that don't make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).   And DC did not meet AYP in SY 2009-2010 (PDF) because only 38 of 64 indicators were satisfied in elementary and secondary schools.   OSSE plans to change the city's school accountability system, redefine measurements of school success, and modify how OSSE allocates resources and supports to schools.

Learn more about OSSE's proposed plans in this presentation (PDF) and at a number of community meetings:

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