Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 pm. The following will be on our agenda: Kathy Patterson, DC Auditor, and Erin Roth, Director of Education Research for the Office of the DC Auditor, will discuss the recently released report, Measuring What Matters: More and Better DataContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm”
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!”
DC School Communities Say #CancelPARCC This Year – Join Them!
Join the 500+ 850+ DC families, teachers, administrators and community members in calling for the DC Office of the State Superintendent to seek a waiver from the PARCC standardized test. CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION
Parents Want Answers to Questions Surrounding Misconduct Allegations: Please sign letter by 3 PM Wed. June 12, 2019
EliotHine Community Feedback Session about STAR rating – Jan 31, 6-8PM
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CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 19, 2017
Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Watkins Elementary School September 19, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Implementation of the OSSE State Plan, Shana Young, Chief of Staff, OSSE The DC state plan (also called the ESSA plan) details the accountability and support system for all public schools in DC. As a part ofContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – September 19, 2017”