Current Research/Resources: Opportunities and Responsibilities for State and Local Report Cards (July 2019)

The U.S. Department of Education’s draft document of non-regulatory guidance provides updated direction regarding state and local report card requirements under ESSA. It offers guidance and recommendations for state and local education agency staff in the areas listed below. In addition, Appendix A includes sample charts and checklists for report card elements.

  • State education agency responsibilities
  • Local education agency responsibilities
  • Reporting student achievement data based on state assessments
  • Reporting state accountability system information
  • Reporting data from the Civil Rights Data Collection
  • Reporting on educator qualifications
  • Reporting per-pupil expenditures
  • Reporting state performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
  • Reporting postsecondary enrollment rates for each high school
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