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DC State Board of Education to Release 2012 Annual Report and Hold Public Meeting Administration of the DC-CAS, Compulsory Attendance Rulemaking

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Contact: Jesse B Rauch (202) 741-0884

Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (State Board) will hold a public meeting to release its Annual Report for 2012, a document that highlights the accomplishments of the State Board.

The State Board will also hear a report from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) on the recent administration of the DC-CAS, an assessment of students’ academic proficiency. Specifically, the State Board is interested in learning more about testing integrity, what lessons were learned in this administration, and when parents should expect to receive the results of their child’s test.

Further, the State Board will receive a presentation and hear comments on the newest revision to compulsory attendance rulemaking (DCMR Title 5, Chapter 21A, Compulsory Education and School Attendance).

Finally, several of the District’s Reward Schools have been invited to present their experiences and best practices.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm at 441 4th Street NW, in the Old Council Chambers, located on the lobby level of the building. 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.