Reporting Requirements and Family Involvement

Father and daughter at school The primary goal of the current ESEA is to close achievement gaps between disadvantaged groups of students and their peers and to ensure that 100 percent of students are proficient on state assessments in reading/language arts and mathematics by 2013–14.

As mandated by ESEA, school districts are required to provide disaggregated information on student performance at the district and school level.

Under ESEA, publicly available report cards are required to include the following information:

  • Assessment results for all students in reading/language arts, mathematics and science. Results must be disaggregated by:
    • All students
    • Major racial and ethnic groups
    • Students with disabilities
    • Limited English proficient status
    • Economic status (i.e., economically disadvantaged)
    • Migrant status
    • Gender1
  • Information on student achievement at each proficiency level (advanced, proficient, basic, below basic), disaggregated by subgroups
  • Information on the other academic indicators used for AYP determinations, including the graduation rate for high schools and the state’s “additional academic indicator(s)” for elementary and middle schools, disaggregated by subgroups
  • Whether the school has been identified as in need of improvement
  • The school’s performance on state tests compared with the district and the state
  • The total number of schools in the district identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and the percentage of the schools in the district they represent
  • The name of each school identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring and how long each school has been identified. Information on schools identified as being in need of improvement; corrective action or restructuring must be provided for Title I schools.
  • Schools are also required to notify parents that they may request information about whether their child’s teacher is “highly qualified” under NCLB and must notify parents when their child is taught by a teacher who is teaching out-of-field or under emergency credentials.

1. Subgroups of migrant status and gender are for reporting purposes only and are not among the required subgroups for adequate yearly progress (AYP) determinations.