Good absenteeism news in Oregon school and district report cards
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Chronic absenteeism has decreased statedwide for the first time, according to the Oregon Department of Education.
ODE publicly released annual school and district report cards Thursday. Oregon also had its highest ninth grade on track rate, with 85.3% of students having earned a quarter of their required credits after their first year in high school. Ninth grade on track is a significant graduation indicator.
The At-A-Glance Profiles, redesigned last year, compile a variety of mostly already-released school information, with comparisons against the previous school year and state averages. The reports are aimed at giving easy-to-understand school and district evaluations for families, educators and communities. New elements this year include nonbinary student groups, college going rates, mobile student rates and more staff data.
The reports include key metrics in the Student Success Act: regular attenders, third grade reading, ninth grade on track, four-year graduation rates and five-year completion rates. The act will inject approximately $1 billion a year into preK-12 public education to improve outcomes.