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School and District Report Cards

The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts. These reports, called for by the 1999 state legislature, provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community members about how local schools are performing.

Report Card Downloads (PDF)

This application displays school and district Report Cards for 2012-13 through 2015-16 for a selected district.

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Report Card data is available by county, district or statewide in a CSV (comma separated value) format.

Archived PDFs (through 2011-12)

This application displays school and district Report Cards from previous years (2000 through 2012) for a selected district.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In 1999 the Oregon Legislature enacted ORS 329.105 requiring that the Oregon Department of Education produce and issue annual report cards for all schools and districts. This law codified the desire of the public for consistent and reliable information about schools. Oregon SB 811 (in 2001) mandated additional requirements for the school and district report cards. In January 2002, Federal HR 1 “No Child Left Behind” legislated specific requirements for schools and districts that led to changes in 2003-2004 and subsequent report cards. Oregon HB 2263 (in 2007) made additional changes to the requirements for the school and district report cards.
You can access a copy of any of the school or district report cards on the Oregon Department of Education website at: www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx.
The school report card is one of several programs initiated to improve education throughout Oregon by providing an opportunity to communicate and celebrate the many good things that are happening in schools. The report card may assist in initiating discussions about areas targeted for improvement. Demonstrating that schools are accountable, the report card displays consistent and reliable information about each school and district directly to parents and community members.
All schools in Oregon that meet the definition of a public school and have resident students will be included in the Oregon report card system. These report cards are to be distributed to every parent with a child enrolled in a public school in the state.
The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will not assign summative ratings (i.e., overall and comparison school ratings) to schools on the 2016-17 report cards given the expiration of Oregon's ESEA flexibility waiver and the transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in 2017-18. However, the ODE will report ratings for each school by indicator (i.e., achievement, growth, graduation, and assessment participation) as well as student group on the Report Card (RC) Rating Details report.

While ESSA requires the use of multiple indicators (e.g., achievement, growth, English learner progress, graduation, and a measure of school quality/student success) as part of the school accountability system, it does not require the use of a composite index (analogous to Oregon's overall school rating) to identify schools for comprehensive/targeted support and improvement. Instead, per stakeholder feedback and the flexibility afforded by ESSA, the ODE will assign a rating to each indicator and use a profile of indicator performance to identify schools. For more information concerning ESSA or Oregon's framework, please visit www.oregon.gov/ode/rules-and-policies/ESSA.
No, districts do not receive ratings in the Oregon report card system. District report cards contain district-wide statistics and additional data elements.
The school and district report cards have been redesigned to reflect changes to Oregon's educational system so that parents and community members are provided with the most current, relevant, and important information about their school and districts. The new report cards allow schools and districts to better tell their unique stories in a more visual and user-friendly way.
Data for these report cards come from a variety of sources. The achievement data come from state testing results. Graduation and outcome data is provided to the state by districts as part of annual data collections. Student demographic data is collected as part of the annual student enrollment collections. Some of the new elements of the report cards are submitted specifically for this report including the superintendent/principal letter, the freshman on track data, and the information on curriculum and learning environment.
There are two main differences you might notice between data on the report cards and previously published data. The test results published in September include data from all students enrolled on the first school day in May (regardless of how long they have been in the school). The report cards, since they are an accountability measure, only include test results for studentswho have been enrolled in the school for at least half of the school year since these are the students for whom the school had the greatest opportunity to impact learning. Another difference is in the English Learner (EL) category. In the report cards, we report on all students who were ever identified as English Learners rather than just those currently or recently receiving services. This gives schools credit for the learning and growth of their formerly EL students. This differs from other ODE reports.
Many sections of the report cards are filled from data collected throughout the year as part of regular data collections. However, districts were required to submit some additional pieces of information for this report (letter, curriculum info, etc.). This information was required to be submitted in both English and Spanish. If the information was not submitted, or was not submitted in both languages, those sections were left blank on the report card.
Yes. Each school and district in the state is required to provide parents or guardians with a copy of their report card. Districts must distribute these report cards by January 15. These report cards can be distributed in either a hard copy or electronic format.
Under OAR 581-022-1060, by January 15 of the current school year, school districts must make a copy of the state provided school and district report card available to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of each child enrolled in a public school in the school district by doing one or more of the following:
  • Mailing a copy;
  • Electronically sending a copy; or
  • Providing a link to a state or district web site containing the reports and also making copies available in local schools, libraries, parent centers, community centers, or other public locations easily accessible to parents and others.
English and Spanish versions of the report cards are posted at www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx.
District staff are given an opportunity to review and to correct the information they submit describing their students and schools. Tests are scored by professionals outside the Oregon Department of Education skilled in this type of work, and the results are thoroughly validated.
The highest test score from a standard test administration at or above grade level (with or without accommodations) from students (except for first year English Learners (EL students)) enrolled in a district on the first school day in May for a full academic year are included in the report card student achievement data. Modified and targeted down assessments are considered non-standard administrations and are not included in report card achievement calculations. Extended assessments are included in achievement data.
For state assessment reports, the Extended Assessment scores are counted as not meeting grade level standards.

For school and district Report Cards, Extended assessment scores that meet the alternate standards are counted as meeting standard in the achievement ratings. Additional information about Extended Subject Area Assessments is on the website at www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/AltAssessment/.
Students enrolled on the first school day in May and during the testing window who do not participate in the state assessment are counted as non-participants. Students who are enrolled on the first school day in May and were not enrolled during the testing window or who arrived so late in the school’s test window that a test cannot be completed can be excused from participation at the district’s discretion.
All students for whom public funds are expended on instruction are expected to participate in all required state assessments. This includes registered home schooled students, privately schooled students, tuitioned students, and any other students exempted from compulsory school attendance, attending public schools or programs part time, and receiving instruction provided by the district in the state content standards during the school year.
It depends. Students targeting up are counted as participants and as meeting standard if they meet the achievement standard for the test. There is an exception to this rule: an 8th grade student who targets up to the high school science test is not counted as participating unless the student takes the science test for 8th grade as well. The score from the 8th grade test is included in the report card while a passing score on the high school test is included in the report card when the student is enrolled in grade 11. Students targeting down are not counted in participation or performance.
Students in Grade 12 who are taking the Grade 11 test will not be reported either in participation or achievement on accountability reports. Only the scores of students who are in benchmark grades are included in participation and student achievement.
Students in 9th or 10th grade may elect to take the Grade 11 science assessment. Scores meeting or exceeding the standard will be held until the student is in Grade 11. If the student retests in Grade 11, the highest of all scores the student earns will be reported.
Students in advanced coursework who are in 8th grade may elect to take the Grade 11 science assessment. Scores meeting or exceeding the standard will be held until the student is in Grade 11. If the student retests in 9th, 10th or 11th grades, the highest score the student earns will be reported. To be counted as participants in the report card for the current year, an 8th grade student must take the 8th grade test. The score from the 8th grade test is included in student participation and achievement calculations.
Science participation and achievement for the most recent four years is displayed on page 2 of the school report cards.
Student scores will be associated with the resident school where students were enrolled on the first school day in May, as identified in the Third Period Cumulative ADM collection.
The participation rate on page 2 of the report card combines the participation rates for English language arts, mathematics, and science assessments.

The report card achievement data on page 2 includes only students who were enrolled at the school for at least half of the school year. In addition, students who were enrolled in District Special Education programs are included in calculations of participation and achievement rates on the district report cards, but not the school report cards.
The Comparison Schools and Comparison Districts lists, along with explanatory documentation, are available on the Report Card Tools webpage.
More details about the Oregon Statewide Assessment System can be found on the Student Assessment webpage.
The Institution Validation in the Spring is intended as a validation for institution information (e.g. Superintendent/Principal name) for the report card that is published the following Fall. Please be sure you are checking this validation in the Achievement Data Insight for information that will appear on your report card.

To submit name changes, please use Appendix A of the Institution Request Form, which can be found on the Institution Identification - School Names webpage. These changes are accepted throughout the school year but must be received by September 15 to be included in the report card.
The Institution Validation in the Spring is intended as a validation for institution information (e.g. which institutions are in your district) for the report card that is published the following Fall. Please be sure you are checking this validation in the Achievement Data Insight for information that will appear on your report card.

To submit name changes, please use Appendix A of the Institution Request Form, which can be found on the Institution Identification - School Names webpage. These changes are accepted throughout the school year but must be received by September 15 to be included in the report card.

ODE requests that changes to the Institution Validation be submitted during the Validation Window in the spring. For more information about the validation, please visit the Institution Validation website.

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