District Looks to “Hone” School Report Cards Prior to Release

District Looks to “Hone” School Report Cards Prior to Release

July 19, 2018

According to The DC Line, by the end of this calendar year, Washington, DC parents “will be able to compare all the public schools in the District—both traditional and charter—using one tool.” However, with “work on a final design underway, the inclusion of a one- to five-star rating for each school continues to stir debate over the propriety of boiling down the data that way.” The school report card “is required as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a federal law passed in 2015 to replace No Child Left Behind, which was often criticized for its strong focus on testing and teacher evaluations.”