Representative Markus Batchelor

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markus.batchelor@dc.gov

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

The DC State Board of Education is responsible for advising the State Superintendent of Education on educational matters, including: state standards; state policies, including those governing special, academic, vocational, charter and other schools; state objectives; and state regulations proposed by the Mayor or the State Superintendent of Education.

 

The State Board is also responsible for approving the following state-level policies:

  • State academic standards that standards meet the following qualifications: specify what children are expected to know and be able to do; contain coherent and rigorous content, encourage the teaching of advanced skills; and are updated on a regular basis;

  • High school graduation requirements;

  • Standards for high school equivalence credentials;

  • State definitions of “adequate yearly progress” and “proficiency” that will be applied consistently to all local education agencies;

  • State definition and standards for “highly qualified teachers,” pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001;

  • Standards for accreditation and certification of teacher preparation programs of colleges and universities;

  • The state accountability plan for the District of Columbia developed by the Chief State School Officer, pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 ensuring that: (A) the plan includes a single statewide accountability system that will ensure all local education agencies make adequate yearly progress; and (B) the statewide accountability system included in the plan is based on academic standards, academic assessments, a standardized system of accountability across all local education agencies, and a system of sanctions and rewards that will be used to hold local education agencies accountable for student achievement;

  • State policies for parental involvement;

  • State policies for supplemental education service providers operating in the District to ensure that providers have a demonstrated record of effectiveness and offer services that promote challenging academic achievement standards and that improve student achievement;

  • The rules for residency verification;

  • The list of charter school accreditation organizations;

  • The categories and format of the annual report card, pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001;

  • The list of private placement accreditation organizations, pursuant to Uniform Per Student Funding Formula for Public Schools and Public Charter Schools and Tax Conformity Clarification Amendment Act of 1998;

  • Approve state rules for enforcing school attendance requirements; and

  • Approve state standards for home schooling.