Suzanne Wells Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

State Board of EducationMarch 15, 2017 Public Hearing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures Testimony of Suzanne Wells Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Parent of a 6th grader at Eliot-Hine Middle School Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening on the Office of the State Superintendent’s (OSSE) School Accountability Measures/StateContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Karla Reid-Witt Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

Karla  Reid-Witt SBOE Testimony Regarding DC ESSA Accountability Plan March 15, 2017 I fully support all of the SBOE recommendations regarding DC’s ESSA Accountability Plan. I have three kids.  The first and the last are 8 years apart.  My youngest is now a 9th grader.  My middle child is a 12th grader.  My oldest isContinue reading “Karla Reid-Witt Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Andrea Tucker Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

DC State Board of Education Public Board Meeting March 15, 2017 Andrea Tucker, Parent and Ward 8 Resident Good Evening Members of the State Board of Education and thank you for allowing me to testify   here today. My name is Andrea Tucker. I am a native of DC, ward 8 resident, and a parent ofContinue reading “Andrea Tucker Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Erin Thesing Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017

State Board of Education March 15, 2017 Public Hearing Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) School Accountability Measures Testimony of Erin Thesing Fifth Grade Teacher at Maury Elementary School Ward 1 Community Member Thank you for the opportunity to speak this evening. I have taught in a range of elementary schools–a no-excuses turnaround charter school, aContinue reading “Erin Thesing Testimony – ESSA – State Board of Education – March 15 2017”

Is OSSE’s ESSA draft proposal reflective of your input?

The Every Student Achieves Act of 2016 (ESSA) eliminates the almost exclusive focus on test scores to rank schools, which was the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. ESSA allows DC to select more meaningful measures of school success. If you care about what educational standards DC’s public schools will beContinue reading “Is OSSE’s ESSA draft proposal reflective of your input?”

A Better Way to Rate Schools?

A message from Ward 6 School Board member, Joe Weedon, about upcoming decisions on how DC rates schools — and how to make your voice heard on Nov. 16 Currently, schools are rated almost entirely on reading and math test scores–and almost entirely on the proportion of students who are “proficient,” regardless of how muchContinue reading “A Better Way to Rate Schools?”