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Notification of Parents’ Right-To-Know Statewide Testing Participation

 Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a federal law, parents or legal guardians have the right to request information from DC Public Schools (DCPS) about their student’s participation in statewide assessments required by the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) as part of DC’s ESSA plan. The statewide assessments required by the OSSE’s ESSA plan are the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), DC Science, Dynamic Learning Map (DLM), Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) and ACCESS for ELLs 2.0. To obtain a copy of the OSSE’s ESSA plan, please visit https://osse.dc.gov/essa​​​​​​​

ESSA also requires DCPS to make additional information on each statewide assessment publicly available. This information includes 

(i) the subject matter assessed;
(ii) the purpose for which the assessment is designed and used;
(iii) the source of the requirement for the assessment;
(iv) the amount of time students will spend taking the assessment and the schedule for the assessment; and,
(v) the timeline and format for disseminating results (1)

This information can be found in Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese on the DCPS website at https://dcps.dc.gov/assessments​​​​​​​

If you would like to request additional information about your child’s participation in the assessment(s) mentioned above for the current school year, please download the form available below and return it per the instructions on the form.

Posted on January 23, 2020