Notice of Petition to Amend English Learner Monitoring Policy
The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) announces an opportunity for the public to submit comments on the English Learner Monitoring Policy. DC PCSB staff proposes changes to the English Learner Monitoring Policy, including 1) updating the policy’s name, 2) updating criteria and procedures to identify and address schools that may not be equitably serving emerging multilingual learners, and 3) articulating DC PCSB’s audit procedures and post-audit intervention methods. The revised policy seeks to identify patterns of inequity in student outcomes that may be caused by a lack of access to quality programming for emerging multilingual learners. The revisions also seek to provide pathways for schools to evaluate and address potential inequitable practices or procedures.