Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–271.03. Annual evaluation of the quality of current pre-k programs.

(a) Within 30 days of July 18, 2008, the Mayor shall submit to the Council for its approval, a plan, including the name of a proposed independent evaluator, to evaluate pre-k programs in accordance with this section. Within 60 days of Council approval, the Mayor shall execute a contract with the approved evaluator.

(b) The approved evaluator shall perform a baseline quality assessment for a sampling of pre-k classrooms in each of the following sectors:

(1) District of Columbia Public Schools;

(2) Public charter schools; and

(3) CBOs.

(c) The evaluator shall collect baseline quality data to:

(1) Describe the overall program structure;

(2) Assess the language and literacy environment; and

(3) Assess the quality of instructional support, classroom climate, and classroom management.

(d) The evaluator’s data and analysis shall be used to:

(1) Provide an assessment of the level of quality of all sectors; and

(2) Serve as baseline data from which to develop benchmarks for ongoing quality assessment of the pre-k-education system.

(e) The Mayor shall submit to the Council by December 30 of each year, beginning in 2009, projected benchmarks by which to measure annual achievements within the pre-k-education system.


(July 18, 2008, D.C. Law 17-202, § 103, 55 DCR 6297; Dec. 13, 2017, D.C. Law 22-33, § 4145(a), 64 DCR 7652.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 38-271.05.

Applicability

Section 4150 of D.C. Law 22-33 provided that the amendment made to this section shall apply as of June 27, 2017.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4145(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-167, Oct. 24, 2017, 64 DCR 10802).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 4145(a) of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-104, July 20, 2017, 64 DCR 7032).