The state-level accountability system, the School Transparency and Reporting (STAR) Framework, is designed to provide schools with multiple pathways to demonstrate their performance and success. Depending on the specific grade configuration of a school, the STAR framework includes a list of metrics representing academic performance, academic growth, school environment, English language proficiency, graduation rates (for high schools and alternative schools), and educational progress (for alternative schools). Each school is provided an overall star rating, with one star being the lowest and five the highest.
In SY2018-19, 18 public schools (DCPS and PCS) had the highest rating (5 STARs), 58 schools were rated 4 STAR, 59 were 3 STAR, 50 were 2 STAR, and 21 were rated 1 STAR. 33 schools had no STAR rating because they were either a new school, had a particular grade configuration that is not rated, or their enrollment was too small.
Number of Public Schools by STAR Rating
Source: : OSSE 2018 and 2019 DC School Report Card and STAR Framework