Report cards are a key component of Oregon's accountability model to ensure that the state's investment in public education meets the state's goals.
As part of implementing Oregon’s State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has been redesigning the school and district report cards.
At the March 22, 2018 meeting of the State Board of Education a draft of the proposed report card was presented for review.
The redesign project has the following goals:
- Design a report card that is more accessible and meaningful to parents, especially parents from historically underserved communities.
- Create a two-page “at a glance” report designed specifically for parent.
- Supplement the “at a glance” report with a web-based “dashboard” that contains additional data on schools, including all the data required by law.
October 2018 is the target date to release the new “at a glance” report and a tentative October 2019 target date for releasing the online dashboard.
Outreach to 11 communities throughout Oregon was conducted, meeting with parents, both urban and rural. Parents of students of color, parents of students in special populations were included. More than a hundred parents participated. In addition, a statewide survey was conducted with nearly 600 responses. Report card prototypes were developed based on this input and a second round of parent and stakeholder engagement was conducted. Following this second round of feedback the draft reports cards were presented to the State Board of Education at the March 22, 2018 meeting.
The draft report card can be seen here (https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=42171861). The PowerPoint presentation made to the State Board of Education can be seen here (https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=42171867).
With the release of the state's school and district report cards, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released school and district report cards for school year 2015-2016. The report cards no longer show a school's overall rating "...due to the state's plans to redesign the report card in response to new flexibility under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)". The ODE is redesigning the report card to provide "more comprehensive measures of school quality, enhancing academic data with nonacademic indicators like school climate and equity". The redesigned report card is expected to be implemented by fall of 2018. Read the rest of this news release and access the most recent state report cards.
The AMOs for 2014-15 through 2017-18 - Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) are targets set for student achievement in math, reading, graduation, attendance and participation. Oregon’s new report card will be used to rate schools’ progress on meeting these targets. Also, the U.S. Department of Education suspended AMOs for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years.
The Oregon Department of Education gives Title I schools new designations for 2016-17 school year:
Oregon's school report cards and ODE's Assessment and Accountability Checklist for 2015-16 is available online.
Purpose of the report card
- Reflects growth more accurately as an important outcome for Oregon's students;
- Incorporates important measures of college and career readiness necessary to move the state toward its ultimate 40-40-20 goal.
ODE's Purpose and Guiding Principles - To communicate information to parents about school progress and achievement while meeting the legislative expectation for school and district accountability.
The report card should:
- Be clear, concise, well-defined and understandable.
- Use information that is valid, stable and reliable.
- Include all students.
- Report current levels of performance and continuous improvement over time.
- Rate school effectiveness, not individual student performance.
- Provide an opportunity for schools and districts to define unique characteristics through local information.
- Be viewed as one of a larger accountability system.
ODE gives designations for Title I schools:
Identifies the lowest and highest performing Title I schools using a methodology that considers proficiency, growth, subgroup growth, graduation and subgroup graduation. Title I schools are schools receiving federal funds to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students. (More information about the Title I school designations.)
- Priority Schools - Bottom 5% of all Title I schools based on Oregon’s new report card rating formula.
- Focus Schools - Bottom 15% of all Title I schools based on Oregon’s new report card rating formula.
- Model Schools - Top 5% of all Title I schools based on Oregon’s new report card rating formula.
- How to Read the Report Cards
- School and District report cards - The Oregon Department of Education's yearly report cards for schools and districts.
- Oregon Department of Education (ODE) report card resources - Resources and documents on the Oregon Report Card from ODE.