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DC ESEA Accountability Classification Forms, AMO Listings, Flexibility Waiver Highlights
The US Department of Education (ED) recently awarded the District of Columbia our expanded accountability system, waiving certain provisions of the federal “No Child Left Behind” law to allow OSSE multiple measures to assess school performance and evaluate student growth. This flexibility is intended to enable local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools the opportunity to design need-based interventions to improve student learning.
In coordination with ED, a component of OSSE’s new accountability system consists of indexing and classifying schools based on multiple measures including student proficiency, growth, graduation rates, attendance, and participation rates. Schools are then classified into five categories: Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority and are assigned annual measurable objectives (AMOs) in English/Language Arts and Math through 2017.
Additionally, ED has agreed to make 2012-2013 count as Year 1 for the implementation of interventions and supports for Focus and Priority schools -- excluding School Improvement Grant (SIG) schools. These schools must continue to implement the existing timeline approved as part of their grant award.
Our goal is to reach 75 percent in statewide proficiency and graduation rates by 2017, and we encourage you to review the accountability materials below.
For questions or additional information, please contact Eric Rosser, OSSE Education Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 741-5943.
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