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.

2018 Report Card Redesign

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states publish an annual report card for each district and school in the state. In order to meet ESSA’s new report card requirements, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is redesigning report cards in 2018. We intend to publish updated report cards in December 2018.

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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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