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DC State Board of Education Invites Comments on DC Council's Testing Integrity Act of 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Schedules vote on Compulsory Attendance Rulemaking

The District of Columbia State Board of Education (DCSBOE) will hold a public meeting to discuss the “Testing Integrity Act of 2013.” The bill, introduced by Councilmember David Catania, Chairman of the DC Council’s Committee on Education, seeks to establish protocols and procedures to ensure integrity of test results for statewide assessments. The public is invited to share their comments on the bill.

The State Board is also scheduling a vote on rulemaking pertaining to compulsory attendance (DCMR Title 5, Chapter 21A, Compulsory Education and School Attendance).

The public meeting will occur on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6 pm in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (a location change). All students, parents, and educators, and community members are invited to provide testimony.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to comment at the meeting are asked to notify DCSBOE staff in advance by phone at (202) 741-0888 or by email at [email protected] and furnish their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and organizational affiliation, if any, by the close of business the Monday prior to the meeting. They should also bring fifteen (15) copies of their written statements with them to the meeting and are encouraged to submit one (1) electronic copy in advance.
The meeting will air live on District Knowledge Network (DKN) Comcast Channel 99, RCN Channel 18, and Fios Channel 12.