What is the DCPS school scorecard?
The purpose of the scorecard is to give parents, students and community members in the District of Columbia a clear, objective picture of school performance.
By incorporating multiple measures of school quality into one tool, the scorecard presents a unique opportunity to compare schools’ strengths and weaknesses across the District. Scorecards include information that parents have identified as vital to decision-making about their child’s school, including school safety and culture, student achievement and growth, and family involvement in school.
The metrics within the scorecard are aligned to the Effective Schools Framework and address five areas of school effectiveness: Student Performance, Student Progress, Safe and Effective Schools, Community Engagement and Satisfaction and Unique School Indicators. With a few exceptions, data are displayed for school years 2009-10 and 2010-11 so school performance can be tracked over time. District averages for similar schools are displayed when available.
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