DCPS Effective Schools Framework
Each school is unique because the children served are unique. However, we believe that there are several key attributes that all effective schools share. For that reason, we created the Effective Schools Framework in Fall 2008.
If you have a child in a DC public school, this document is important because it describes, in clear language, what you should expect to see in your child’s school. We invite you to read the Framework and use the information to help you be an even better advocate for your child’s education.
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About the Effective Schools Framework
The District of Columbia Public Schools is committed to providing all students with a high-quality education. The goal of the Effective Schools Framework is to ensure that every child in every classroom has access to engaging instruction.
The elements of the DCPS Effective Schools Framework reflect the key focus areas for district reform. The framework has been developed to ensure alignment with the DCPS Five-Year Strategic Plan and related Performance Plans.
In the spirit of our commitment to data-driven improvement and the “Plan, Do, Assess” model, this framework will be continuously evaluated to examine its effectiveness.