Lesson 2 Summary

Key Points:

  • In support of one of its main goals to give families information about their child’s education, ESEA requires that public schools publicize data about student achievement and standards.
  • Families can be overwhelmed and confused by the amount of information that is available about school performance.
  • School districts are required to provide information on student performance at the district and school level in the form of publically available report cards that include assessment results for all students in core subjects and other key demographics.

Looking Forward: Next, learn how parents can be effective advocates for their children’s education.