Charter School Board Accepting Public Comment on Adult Education Performance Management Framework Pilot

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Audrey Williams 202-328-2748
awilliams@dcpcsb.org

Washington, D.C. —The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) voted Monday to open public comment on a pilot program to bring its Performance Management Framework (PMF) accountability system to its adult education charter schools.

PCSB is accepting public comments on the Adult Education Performance Management Framework pilot. The pilot would measure the effectiveness of charter school adult education programs by tracking student progress and achievement on educational and employment goals. The pilot will be voluntary in its first year to allow for feedback before PCSB considers making it a mandatory accountability measure, similar to its Performance Management Framework (PMF) for charter schools with students in grades 3 – 12. (Adult education programs will continue to be evaluated using the Accountability Plan process while the pilot is underway.)

The public comment period opens today, September 18, and will close on Thursday October 18. A public hearing will be held on Monday October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

To submit written comments, please email Audrey Williams, awilliams@dcpcsb.org, or mail them to DC Public Charter School Board, 3333 14th Street, NW, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20010. To sign up to testify at the public hearing, please email awilliams@dcpcsb.org or call the PCSB office at (202) 328-2660 by 3:00pm on the day of the hearing to be placed on the witness list. Please bring copies of your testimony.

About the PCSB: The DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB) is setting a national model for creating quality public school options through its rigorous review of new charter applications and effective oversight of charter school performance that is leading the transformation of public education in Washington, DC. PCSB currently oversees 57 public charter schools on more than 100 campuses serving nearly 32,000 students living in every ward of the city. Learn more at www.dcpcsb.org.
 

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