Updated DC School Report Card Released

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
State Board to discuss new STAR ratings

Washington, DC-- The DC School Report Card provides District families with information about every public and public charter school including student academic achievement, school environment, and its School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework score.

A school level report card is required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and is designed to make the education system more transparent and equitable. The District’s school report card was developed by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in partnership with District families, the State Board and other stakeholders and a new update was released today.

“The DC School Report Card is an important mechanism that parents and students across the city can utilize to find the best educational opportunities and experiences that meet their child’s individual needs,” Karen Williams, Ward 7 Representative said.

The update provides new information on 150 data points that help parents understand a school including academic programs, the closest public transportation routes, extra-curricular options, the best contact person for parents and families, and more.  

The State Board will be discussing the DC School Report Card and STAR Framework updates at its public Working Session on December 4, 2019. The full agenda for the meeting can be found below.

Working Session Agenda

Please note that the agenda may be altered, modified, or updated without notice.

      I. Call to Order

     II. Announcement of a Quorum

    III. Leadership Report

    IV. Executive Director's Report

     V. Youth Anti-Smoking

    VI. STAR Framework/ DC School Report Card Discussion

   VII. Committee Reports

   VII. New Business & Other Discussion

    IX. Adjournment 


About the SBOE

The DC State Board of Education is an independent agency within the Government of the District of Columbia that advises the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), the District’s state education agency. The State Board is comprised of nine elected representatives, each representing their respective wards, with one member representing DC at large, and two appointed student representatives. The State Board approves statewide education policies and sets academic standards, while OSSE oversees education within the District and manages federal education funding. More information about the SBOE can be found at

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