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Report Card 2020

Message from the Interim Superintendent

Shana YoungDespite the unprecedented challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19), the District of Columbia remains committed to providing the DC education community with high-quality information and performance data about our schools. Over the last four years, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) has built a DC School Report Card that shares all comparable school data in one easy-to-use platform. The response from the education community has been encouraging and enthusiastic, with thousands of families, educators, and policymakers accessing the site every month.

However, the DC School Report Card will be different this year due to COVID-19. The city responded to the pandemic, in part, by asking for and receiving waivers from the US Department of Education to cancel both state assessments and accountability ratings for the 2019-20 school year. Therefore, the DC School Report Card will not feature many of the data that you are used to seeing such as student performance data or overall School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) ratings. The following data, however, will be updated:

Updated Data Elements for the 2020 DC School Report Card
School Profile
  • School Profile Page Data: Data current for the 2020-21 school year (e.g. principal name, school address, message from the school, parent organization)
  • Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year
  • School finance data from the 2019-20 school year 
Academic Performance
  • Graduation rates: four- and five-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation rates
  • College enrollment rates – Class of 2018 and Class of 2019
School Environment
  • Teacher and School Leader data
  • Health Staff data

We believe this data, although limited, is still useful and remain determined to provide as much data as we can, every year. OSSE looks forward to continuing our ongoing work with parents, students, educators, and policymakers to improve and expand the DC School Report Card in the years ahead.

Thank you,
Shana Young

Updates to the DC School Report Card in 2020

Given the impact of COVID-19, the Department of Education granted waivers for state assessments and several accountability components of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). New visuals, resources, and profile display elements added this year include:

Resources

  • New link added to at the bottom of the page which connects you to information about DC’s Common Application and Lottery site (My School DC)
  • On the School Finance details page, a brochure is linked to provide additional information about the information being displayed
  • The banner on every page brings you to this web page with additional information links for Guidance and Resources regarding Education during COVID-19

Profile page

  • Now displays Instagram link as a social media contact (we already displayed Facebook and Twitter)
  • Before and After Care hours by day are listed in addition to the cost structure
  • Teacher and School Leader data displays the total number of teachers and school leaders at the school as well as the percentage for which years of experience was not provided

Display of Data

  • OSSE Student Privacy and Data Suppression policy has been used on data in the DC School Report Card and Public files – see our At A Glance for more information  

DC School Report Card Resources

Guidance and Resources for COVID-19-related Closures and Recovery