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D.C. to Suspend Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

The District of Columbia school system won’t include students’ standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for the upcoming academic year as it adjusts to new tests that adhere to Common Core academic standards.

06/19/2014

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Study: D.C. Students’ Test Scores Fall Below International Average

So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study released Thursday.

10/24/2013

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High Test Scores a Boost to D.C. Schools

D.C. Public Schools received its highest test scores in six years and Mayor Vincent Gray wants that trend to continue.

08/04/2013

Credit: Office of Councilmember David A Catania

Low Attendance Mirrors Low Test Scores in D.C.

Councilmember David Catania participated in a roundtable discussion Thursday aimed at bringing awareness to soaring truancy rates in the public school system and the alarming effects they have on future success.

11/08/2012

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