This policy describes the preferences in admission that public charter schools may give to applicants. The policy applies to all schools, including those participating in My School DC, the citywide common lottery system.
Students at DC public charter schools continue to improve on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Careers (PARCC) test. According to data released by the DC Public Charter School Board, public charter students earning college and career-ready scores (Level 4 or 5) increased by 2.7 percentage points on the English language arts (ELA) assessment and by 0.3 percentage points on the math assessment. For 13 consecutive years, public charter school students have shown steady improvement on statewide assessments, first on the DC-Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) and now PARCC.
Congress opened the door for charters in the nation’s capital when it passed the DC School Reform Act of 1995 and all public charter schools in the District of Columbia are authorized under the DC Code. The DC Public Charter School Board is an independent body governed by the School Reform Act, which is codified in Title 38, Subtitle IV, Chapter 18. View the DC Code.
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