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How to Read the At-A-Glance School Profiles

What is the At-A-Glance School Profile?

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The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama On December 10, 2015, was a reauthorization of our nation’s national education law (i.e., the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965), and replaced and updated the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Using the flexibility afforded by ESSA, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) created the At-A-Glance School Profile as part of a redesign of the school and district report cards. For more information on the redesign project, go to the Report Card Redesign webpage.

The creation of the At-A-Glance School Profile required ODE to engage parents from diverse backgrounds. The aim of the parent engagement campaign was to capture and honor the voices of parents from historically underserved communities so as to facilitate the display of locally meaningful and relevant information on the At-A-Glance School Profile.

All data is based on the 2018-19 school year unless otherwise noted. Exceptions include the graduation and completion rates, and teacher and principal turnover. For more detailed technical information about the At-A-Glance reports, please refer to the At-A-Glance Profile Technical Manual. In particular, the At-A-Glance Profile Technical Manual includes details on the data sources and calculations used in the report.


Students We Serve (page 1)

The Students We Serve section shows the school’s Student Enrollment (total student enrollment on the first school day in May in grades K-12 in 2018-19) and the percentage of students and teachers by racial/ethnic group. This section also displays five critical school demographics:

  • Ever English Learners (percentage of students who have been served or were eligible for an English language development program during 2018-19 or at any time in the past)
  • Languages Spoken (unique number of home languages spoken by students)
  • Students with Disabilities (percentage of students who had an Individualized Education Program at any time during the 2018-19 school year)
  • Required Vaccinations (percentage of students with all required vaccinations; data comes from the Oregon Health Authority)
  • Free/Reduced Price Lunch (percentage of students who were eligible to participate in or participated in the free/reduced price lunch program at any time during the 2018-19 school year)
Students We Serve section of the school At-A-Glance report

Our Staff (page 2)

The Our Staff section shows the adjusted full-time equivalent (FTE) of Teachers, Educational Assistants, and Counselors in the school. FTE is a conversion of hours worked to a standardized and comparable measure of staff workload. For instance, FTE of two could reflect two full-time teachers or four half-time teachers.

A teacher is defined as a teacher, head teacher, special education teacher, or special education physical education teacher.

This section also displays the Average Teacher Turnover Rate (the three-year average of the percentage of teachers employed at a school that did not return to teach the following year) and whether the school has had the same principal during the last three school years. The Teacher Experience measure is also reported as the “percentage of licensed teachers with more than three years of experience” (it is calculated by dividing the number of teachers who are licensed with more than 3 years of experience teaching in Oregon and outside of Oregon by the total number of Teachers who are licensed in the school).

Our Staff section of the school At-A-Glance report



School Environment (page 1)

The School Environment section shows the Class Size (median class size for the school) and Regular Attenders (percent of students who attended more than 90 percent of their enrolled school days). The median gives an estimate of the average class size for the school. This section also shows the Oregon state average and the calculated change from the school’s previous year for each indicator.

School Environment section of the At-A-Glance report for elementary and middle schools


Academic Progress (page 1)

The Academic Progress section varies by school type (elementary/middle or high school).

Elementary/Middle

The Academic Progress section for elementary and middle schools shows Individual Student Progress based on individual student growth on the English language arts (ELA) and Mathematics statewide assessments. This indicator uses the Levels assigned to growth for the “All Students” group on the Accountability Details reports. The dial marker shows only if both ELA and mathematics receive a Level and is based on the sum of the Levels assigned. A school is “Low” if the sum of the Levels is four or less. A school is “Average” if the sum of the Levels is five, six, or seven. A school is “High” if the sum of the levels is eight or higher.


High School

The Academic Progress section for high schools shows the On-Track to Graduate (ninth grade on-track). This is the percentage of students that have earned at least one quarter of their required credits for graduation in their first year of high school. This section also shows the Oregon state average and the percent change from the school’s previous year.


Academic Progress section of the At-A-Glance report for elementary and middle schools
Academic Progress section of the At-A-Glance report for high schools



Academic Success (page 1)

The Academic Success section varies by school type (elementary/middle or high school).

Elementary/Middle

The Academic Success section for elementary and middle schools includes English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science assessment results. This section also shows the Oregon state average and the percent change from the school’s previous year for each subject. Note that the state average shown is the state percentage for the grades served by the school. For example, for a school serving grades K-5, the state average would be the state average for grades 3-5. Science assessment data is not displayed on this year’s At-A-Glance profiles due to the implementation of a new Science assessment in the 2018-2019 school year.

Academic Success section of the At-A-Glance report for elementary and middle schools

High School

The Academic Success section for high schools and combined schools shows On-Time Graduation (four-year graduation rate), Five-Year Completion, and College Going. The College Going rate is the percentage of On-Time graduates who enroll in a postsecondary institution after graduating and before the end of the first academic year that follows the cohort’s graduation. This section also shows the Oregon state average and the percent change from the school’s previous year for each indicator.

Academic Success section of the At-A-Glance report for high schools


School and State Goals, and Safe & Welcoming Environment (page 1)

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) provides the State Goals section. The School Goals section is for schools to provide local context regarding the school’s priorities or goals for serving their students. The Safe & Welcoming Environment section is for schools to describe actions taken or resources used to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all students and their families. Both the School Goals and the Safe & Welcoming Environment sections are submitted to ODE by school and district staff.

School and State Goals, and Safe & Welcoming Environment section of the At-A-Glance report


Outcomes (page 2)

The Outcomes section varies by school type (elementary/middle or high school).

Elementary/Middle

The Outcomes section for elementary and middle schools shows data for Regular Attenders, English Language Arts, and Mathematics, disaggregated by fifteen student groups.

Outcomes section of the At-A-Glance report for elementary and middle schools

High School

The Outcomes section for high schools shows data for Regular Attenders, On-Track to Graduate (ninth grade on-track), and On-Time Graduation (four-year graduation rate), disaggregated by fifteen student groups.

Outcomes section of the At-A-Glance report for high schools


About Our School (page 2)

The About Our School section varies by school type (elementary/middle or high school) and is submitted to ODE by school and district staff.

Elementary/Middle

For elementary and middle schools, this section has headings for Bullying, Harassment, and Safety Policies; Extracurricular Activities; Parent Engagement; and Community Engagement. The Bullying, Harassment, and Safety Policies subsection contains a summary of the school’s efforts to address bullying and harassment and promote safety. The Extracurricular Activities subsection describes student access to or key resources related to extracurricular activities. The Parent Engagement subsection describes actions taken or key resources used by schools to engage parents. The Community Engagement subsection describes actions taken or key resources used by schools to engage community members.

About Our School section of the At-A-Glance report for elementary and middle schools

High School

For high schools, this section has headings for Advanced Coursework; Career & Technical Education; Extracurricular Activities; and Parent & Community Engagement. The Advanced Coursework subsection lists the school’s advanced courses available to students. The Career & Technical Education subsection includes the Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered to students or key resources related to CTE. The Extracurricular Activities subsection describes student access to or key resources related to extracurricular activities. The Parent & Community Engagement subsection describes actions taken or key resources used by schools to engage parents and community members.

About Our School section of the At-A-Glance report for high schools


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What do the symbols mean?

There are three different types of symbols that can appear on the profiles:

  • The less than symbol <
    • This could appear, for example, in the phrase “< 10 students or data unavailable” which occurs whenever the total number of students available for a measurement is less than 10 students. Two examples where this occurs are shown in the images below.
      Part of the At-A-Glance where the less than symbol appears. The language in the image says 'less than 10 students or data unavailable', where less than is represented by the symbol.
      At-A-Glance dial where the less than symbol appears. The center of the dial reads 'less than 10 students or data unavailable'. There is also surrounding text for the dial that reads 'Change not available.'
  • The greater than symbol >
    • This could appear in front of a percentage to communicate that the actual value is greater than the percentage.
  • The asterisk symbol *
    • This could also appear when the total number of students available for a measurement is less than 10 students or the data are unavailable. To protect confidential student information from being revealed, the asterisk appears in place of the percentage.
      Part of the At-A-Glance where the asterisk and greater than symbols appear. The asterisk is shown for the percentage of Ever English Learners, Students with Disabilities, and Required Vaccinations percentages. The greater than symbol appears in front of the 95% percentage for Free/Reduced Price Lunch.

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