In the development of the STAR Framework, OSSE’s goal was to design a system that would accurately measure the performance of schools across the city and provide a distribution that reflected meaningful differentiation. It was important that the system be designed in a way that performance on a single metric or from a single student group would not be the sole determinant of a school’s accountability rating. Utilizing the flexibilities provided to DC under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), OSSE designed a system using metrics which provide schools multiple pathways to demonstrate their performance and success. This brief explores outcomes related to these goals and provides transparency into the STAR scores and ratings earned by schools in the initial run of the STAR Framework. Specifically, this brief will share citywide trends for STAR ratings, student group performance (e.g., students who are at-risk, students with disabilities, race/ethnicity groups), and the impact of growth metrics.
Read the 2018 STAR Framework Brief
For additional data displays and analysis, explore the Appendices to the 2018 STAR Framework Brief
Related Content: 2018-19 DC School Report Card and STAR Framework Data