The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and affords states greater flexibility. ESSA encourages schools and educators to innovate and create systems that address local needs. As a part of this work, the Oregon Department of Education will redesign the School and District report cards to engage and inform families about their school’s approach to learning, academic and extracurricular offerings, and student performance. Reports cards also serve as an important tool for continuous improvement planning by local and state policymakers, in conjunction with the communities they serve.
The At-A-Glance reports are an overview of a school and its accountability data. The audience is parents and families, and the intent is to provide a brief overview of the school in a format that is easy to read. This new design was crafted with the help of focus groups of parents from historically underserved and marginalized communities.