PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!

Dear DC School Community Members, It’s official! PARCC is canceled this year! Yesterday, the US Department of Education approved the waiver request submitted by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education.  Thank YOU ALL for your advocacy and support and thank you to the Ward Education Councils, PTO/LSAT and community leaders who helped getContinue reading “PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!”

W6PSPO & Friends Support of OSSE PARCC Waiver Request

Acting Superintendent Young,  We (parents, educators and community members) strongly support the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)’s request for a systemwide PARCC reading and math assessment waiver this spring 2021, and we agree with the request to suspend the calculating of new STAR ratings for SY 2020/2021. Between February 12 andContinue reading “W6PSPO & Friends Support of OSSE PARCC Waiver Request”

For Action: OSSE PARCC Waiver Requests are Open for Public Comment Through April 2, 2021

Good news! You can review OSSE’s requests for one-year waivers for PARCC testing HERE and provide comment via email to osse.assessment@dc.gov by April 2, 2021. It’s worth noting in the Statewide Assessment Waiver Request, OSSE proposes to: “Collect and share information transparently with the public on local interim assessments as well as a spectrum of previouslyContinue reading “For Action: OSSE PARCC Waiver Requests are Open for Public Comment Through April 2, 2021”

CancelPARCC update and the state of student level data in DC

Dear DC School Community Members, Last week, DC Public Schools communicated to school leaders to pause PARCC planning this year, pending the Office of State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) request for a waiver. This is great news, as it relieves principals, teachers and staff from the burden of planning logistics. We’re curious as to whether other LEAs orContinue reading “CancelPARCC update and the state of student level data in DC”

Good News! OSSE to Seek PARCC Waiver This Year!

Dear DC School Community, We have great news! Today, Interim Superintendent Shana Young – head of the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) – sent a letter to DC local education agency (LEA) leaders, letting them know that OSSE will seek a PARCC waiver! Below is an excerpt from the letter: “We are writing toContinue reading “Good News! OSSE to Seek PARCC Waiver This Year!”

Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year

Dear DC School Community Members, We want to thank you for supporting the city-wide effort to cancel PARCC testing this school year, and asking the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) to request a waiver from the US Department of Education (USEd). As of today, 1150+ of you have signed representing almost 130 schools fromContinue reading “Update on Petition to #CancelPARCC this year”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings.  If you don’t already have the meeting link, you can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing

After discussions with parents and teachers, school leaders and community members across the city, Ward 6 parents initiated this petition to cancel PARCC testing for this school year. Please consider signing this petition and sharing with your networks. Sign the petition here. To: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Acting Superintendent Shana Young (Office of the StateContinue reading “For the Sake of Students, Cancel PARCC Testing”