Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/282

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110 STAT. 1321-135 PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 (B) A core curriculum developed by working with the District of Columbia community, which curriculum shall include the teaching of computer skills. (C) Districtwide assessments for measuring student achievement in accordance with content standards developed under subparagraph (A). Such assessments shall be developed at several grade levels, including at a minimum, the grade levels with respect to which the Superintendent establishes promotion gates under section 2321. To the extent feasible, such assessments shall, at a minimum, be designed to provide information that permits comparisons between— (i) individual District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools; and (ii) individual students attending such schools. (D) Model professional development programs for teachers using the standards and curriculum developed under subparagraphs (A) and (B). (2) SPECIAL RULE. —The World Class Schools Task Force is encouraged, to the extent practicable, to develop districtwide assessments described in paragraph (1)(C) that permit comparisons among— (A) individual District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools, and individual students attending such schools; and (B) students of other nations. (c) CONTENT. —The content standards and assessments recommended under subsection (b) shall be judged by the World Class Schools Task Force to be world class, including having a level of quality and rigor, or being analogous to content standards and assessments of other States or nations (including nations whose students historically score high on international studies of student achievement). (d) SUBMISSION TO BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR ADOPTION. —If the content standards, curriculum, assessments, and programs recommended under subsection (b) are approved by the Superintendent, the Superintendent may submit such content standards, curriculum, assessments, and programs to the Board of Education for adoption. SEC. 2312. CONSULTATION. The World Class Schools Task Force shall conduct its duties under this part in consultation with— (1) the District of Columbia Goals Panel; (2) officials of the District of Columbia public schools who have been identified by the Superintendent as having responsibilities relevant to this part, including the Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum; (3) the District of Columbia community, with particular attention given to educators, and parent and business organizations; and (4) any other persons or groups that the task force deems appropriate. SEC. 2313. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS. The World Class Schools Task Force shall ensure public access to its proceedings (other than proceedings, or portions of proceedings, relating to internal personnel and management matters) that