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State Board of Education Schedules Briefing on 2014 DC CAS Scores, Science Standards Implementation

Monday, September 15, 2014

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Jesse B Rauch, Executive Director, 202.741.0884


Washington, DC – The District of Columbia State Board of Education (State Board) will receive a briefing on the 2014 DC CAS results by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In addition, as this is the last administration of the DC CAS, the State Board seeks additional information about the transition to next generation assessments and how those assessments will inform school improvement. More information on the 2014 DC CAS results can be found on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s website at

The State Board will also receive an update on the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, abbreviated NGSS. The NGSS were adopted by the State Board in December 2013 and reflect the State Board’s interest in not only improving science education but also student achievement. The NGSS, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, are intended to reflect a new vision for American science education and are designed to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship. More information about the NGSS can be found on the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s website at

The State Board will also be briefed on the annual report from the Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:30pm at the John A. Wilson Building, Room 412 (note room 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 State Board 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.

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