Report Cards Tag

Federal Officials Allow New Mexico’s Removal of School Grades

The U.S. Department of Education has approved New Mexico’s changes to its school accountability plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Federal approval was necessary for state education officials to move forward with the planned changes. “Following the PED’s initial request from early March, a...

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Five States Getting Report Cards Right

Cindi Williams, co-founder of Learning Heroes and a principal at HCM Strategists, writes in The 74 about the vital importance of making sure parents have access to clear and honest information about both how their child or children are doing in school—and how well schools...

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Iowa Releases School Ratings Data

According to KWWL News, Iowa recently “rolled out new updates” to its online school data and reporting system, which provides “the public with more information regarding how schools rank in comparison across the state.” The Iowa School Performance Profiles “provide information on a school’s overall...

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Tennessee PTA Awarded Grant

According to The Chattanoogan, the National PTA has awarded five states, including its Tennessee affiliate, with a grant to help inform parents about school report cards and “empower them to advocate to ensure this data is accessible, transparent and actionable.” ESSA “requires school districts and...

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NSBA’s Three Tips to “Give Data a Voice”

According to this new report from the National School Boards Association, under ESSA, “each state educational agency (SEA) and local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I Part A funds must prepare and disseminate an annual report card that includes a variety of data about...

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Making ESSA a Reality

Also a part of Education Week’s special report, Alyson Klein also reports on the work districts are doing to make ESSA a reality. While ESSA has been on the books for several years, for “states and school districts, some of the most important work—including putting...

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Upcoming State Report Card Webinar

On Wednesday, April 10, the Data Quality Campaign’s Abigail Cohen will join the Hunt Institute to discuss how state report cards have improved during the first year of ESSA. Click here to register.

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Upcoming Financial Transparency Webinar

On April 4, at 2:00 pm ET, Georgetown University’s Edunomics Lab will host an interactive webinar—”Taking stock in ESSA’s school-by-school financial requirement as SEAs begin releasing data”—which will review ESSA’s financial reporting requirement as states release initial school-by-school expenditures. The webinar will also explore “how leading...

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