As the District’s state education agency, the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) works urgently and purposefully, in partnership with education and related systems, to sustain, accelerate, and deepen progress for the District's students.
Summary of Services
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education serves as the District of Columbia’s State Education Agency (SEA), thereby granting OSSE oversight responsibility over all federal education programs and related grants administered in the District of Columbia. OSSE has responsibility for setting state-level standards and annually assessing student proficiency, ensuring access to childcare and universal pre-k programs, providing funding and support to adult education providers and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in achieving objectives, ensuring the state tracks and makes available accurate and reliable data, and assessing meaningful interventions to ensure quality improvements and compliance with state and federal law.
OSSE also leads Special Education Transportation and on-Public Tuition and administers the District of Columbia Public Charter Schools payments.