What are Equity Reports? The Deputy Mayor for Education, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), DC Public Schools (DCPS), the DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) and NewSchools Venture Fund have partnered to create the city’s first Equity Reports. Equity Reports are a complement to OSSE’s School Report Cards, DCPS’ School Scorecards and PCSB’s Performance Management Framework.
The first step in ensuring equity is making the data transparent and comparable. This report is meant to make schools, parents and the larger community aware of metrics related to equity that exist across DC schools.
Equity, when used in education, refers to all students receiving the same caliber of education regardless of the neighborhood they live in or their demographic characteristics, such as their race, ethnicity, special education status or other factors.