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Washington D.C.2020-07-01T18:35:16+00:00

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Washington, D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) published FY19 school-by-school spending data on their report card, known as the “Star Framework.” Located in the “Profile” section of each school’s report, OSSE compares per-pupil expenditures to the district average. The “more per-pupil expenditure details” link provides a breakdown of the expenditures, including source of funds and how much was spent directly at the school. Explore D.C.’s spending data below or jump over to the state report card HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

D.C.’s report card does not allow you to directly compare spending for every school in the district. However, the D.C. School Report Card Resource Library contains a downloadable data file for all schools in the district. Click on “2019 DC School Report Card Per-Pupil Expenditures File” to view school-by-school spending for all the schools in the district.

D.C. does not yet have an online option to directly compare spending with demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report. Spending and demographics data are both located in the “Profile” tab of the report card.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

The D.C. School Report Card Resource Library contains downloadable data files for demographics and spending for all schools in the district. Click on “2019 DC School Report Card and STAR Framework Data File” to gather demographic data and select your comparison schools. Then click on “2019 DC School Report Card Per-Pupil Expenditures File” to view school-by-school spending for each of your comparison schools.

D.C. does not yet have an online option to directly compare spending with demographics or outcomes.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

View each comparison school’s report card. Spending and demographics data are both located in the “Profile” tab of the report card. Outcomes data are located in the “Academic Performance” tab of the report card.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

The D.C. School Report Card Resource Library contains downloadable data files for demographics, outcomes, and spending for all schools in the district. Click on “2019 DC School Report Card and STAR Framework Data File” to gather the demographic and outcomes data you wish to view. Once you’ve identified your comparison schools, click on “2019 DC School Report Card Per-Pupil Expenditures File” to view school-by-school spending for each of your comparison schools.

MORE ABOUT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

OSSE created a brief detailing how the data was calculated, how it’s useful, and answers to frequently asked questions. They also released a power point deck describing how to use the report card and summarized the trends of per-pupil spending in the district.

D.C. is continuing to work on improving their report card system and the school-level data that is included. If you have any questions about the data reported or feedback on its report card, please email the Office of State Superintendent of Education at dcschoolreportcard@dc.gov