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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. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education redesigned the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Report cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
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 2017-18 report cards; however, the ODE will report ratings for each school by indicator as well as student group on the Report Card (RC) Accountability 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 school goals, safe & welcoming environment, and the about our school sections.
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 students who 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 At-A-Glance 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 (school goals, about our school, 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 At-A-Glance.
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:
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 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/.
Science achievement results are displayed on page 1 of the elementary/middle school At-A-Glance reports.
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