District and School Accountability

Report Cards

Report cards are critical tools for promoting accountability for schools, districts, and states by publicizing data about student performance and program effectiveness for parents, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. States and districts receiving federal Title I funds must prepare and disseminate report cards to all parents/guardians. To view a report card, use the report card search tool on the Department's School and District Profiles website. District and school report cards can also be accessed by finding the organization's profile on the School and District Profiles website and clicking the Accountability tab. A link to the report card will appear next to the district or school's accountability report.

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How to Prepare and Distribute District and School Report Cards

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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level (English)
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level (Arabic)
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Cape Verdean Creole
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Chinese - Traditional
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Haitian Creole
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Khmer
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Portuguese
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Russian
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Spanish
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Report Card, Right-to-Know, Accountability & Assistance Level - Vietnamese
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2018 Report Card Redesign

In 2018, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education plans to redesign school and district report cards, and we are looking for your input to help us with this work.

Background

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states publish an annual report card for each school and district in the state. Report cards help families, teachers, and community members understand how the school or district as a whole is doing on a wide variety of measures. Since 2007, the Department has published school and district report cards on our School and District Profiles website. While ESSA requires that we add new information to our school and district report cards, we want to make sure that the information most important to you is front, center, and easy to access. For this reason, as we prepare to redesign these reports, we would like to know what information you think would be most valuable on a school or district report card.

Online Feedback Form

The purpose of the feedback form is to gather information that will inform the design of our report cards. The survey is available now and will remain open until January 12th, 2018. We ask that you take a few minutes to respond, and we encourage you to distribute the link to other individuals or organizations you think would be interested in sharing their ideas about this topic: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4011401/School-and-District-Report-Card-2018-Redesign.
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