School District Report Card

BP 0510.00

Note:  Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, school districts must prepare and disseminate an annual district report card to parents, schools and the general public that summarizes the academic performance of district schools and students; including individual student achievement on state assessments compared to students and subgroups of students as a whole. Under Alaska law, AS 14.03.120, and 4 AAC 06.895, all schools and districts must prepare annual school and district reports on school and student performance.  Also required is reporting of student discipline data. AS 14.33.210, 4 AAC 06.172 and 4 AAC 06.250.  See AR 5030 – School Discipline and Safety.  Effective October 2014, school districts must annually report incidents of restraint and seclusion. AS.14.33.125 See BP 5030 – School Discipline and Safety and BP 5142.3 – Restraint and Seclusion. Effective beginning the 2018-2019 school year for the preceding fiscal year, school districts are required to report on the per pupil expenditures of Federal, State, and local funds, disaggregated by source and including actual personnel and non-personnel expenditures, for each LEA and school per section 1111(h)(1)(C)(x) and (h)(2)(C) of the ESEA. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development has established criteria for preparing school report cards.  Each school and district should consult the applicable statutes and regulations as it begins preparation of the annual report.



In accordance with law, each school and the district shall annually assess school and student performance and prepare reports to the public on these assessments. Additionally, the district shall provide information to the public in the district's report card on actual per pupil, per school expenditures of the district by Federal, State, and local funds, disaggregated by fund source. In addition to the components required by law, the Superintendent or designee may include in the report additional indicators, both qualitative descriptions and quantitative measurements, of school and student performance.  In determining the indicators which assess school and student performance, the Superintendent or designee shall solicit suggestions from the school staff and community.

The Board desires that performance reports be reviewed and discussed within the framework of desired outcomes, the context in which education takes place, and the educational policies and practices of the district.  The School Board desires that this assessment be viewed as an opportunity to communicate with the public, review achievements, identify areas for improvement, demonstrate financial transparency, enlist local support, enhance internal operations, build consensus, and establish a vision for the future.

The Board expects that existing evaluation processes and resources will be used to develop performance report cards and that the usefulness of these reports will improve with each future assessment.
(cf. 0420 - School-Based Management/School Advisory Boards)
(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)


Legal References:

         14.03.120  Education planning; reports
         14.33.210 Reporting of Incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying
         14.33.125 Student restraint or seclusion; limitations

          Elementary and Secondary Education Act, 20 USC §§ 6311 (h)(2), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (P.L. 114- 95 (December 10, 2015)

          4 AAC 06.895  Report card to the public
          4 AAC 06.172  Reporting of school disciplinary and safety programs
          4 AAC 06.250  Reporting


        Revision Date: 4/8/09
Revision Date: 10/14/2015
Revision Date: 8/10/2016
Revision Date: 4/10/2019


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