Education Consortium On Research and Evaluation
Established to serve the District of Columbia school system as a go-to research and analysis partner.
A partnership of experts from locally based and nationally prominent organizations, working together to inform public education policy and planning in DC.
National leaders in providing research, assessment, evaluation and technical assistance to ensure improvements in teaching and learning.
Members live and work in the DC area and are familiar with local institutions, culture, and education history.
In June 2017, the SBOE formed a High School Graduation Requirements Task Force to review and, as necessary, recommend changes to graduation requirements for all DCPS and public charter students. This project on behalf of the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor will provide education leaders with the information necessary to implement Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) on a pilot basis beginning in the 2019-20 school year with an expansion in August 2020.
Specific activities of the project include presenting evidence on learning plan development and implementation, including effective practices and lessons learned in other states and districts; identifying critical elements of effective personalized learning plans and additional optional components that might be considered in implementation; providing a comparative summary of available technology platforms; and designing options for pilot project implementation and evaluation. EdCORE will seek input from stakeholders through interviews and focus groups to ensure that the information and options provided are relevant and useful to education leaders and other stakeholders.
The five reports and a supplement are listed below with web links to the documents on the website of the DC Auditor:
The National Academy of Sciences produced two comprehensive evaluations of PERAA implementation: