Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.105 - School district and school performance reports; criteria; included data.

(1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall collect data and produce annual school district and school performance reports containing information on student performance, student behavior and school characteristics. The purpose of the performance reports is to provide information to parents and to improve schools through greater parental involvement.

(2)(a) In consultation with representatives of parents, teachers, school district boards and school administrators, the State Board of Education shall adopt, by rule, criteria for identifying outstanding schools, satisfactory schools and schools in need of improvement. Such criteria shall take into account student performance, improvement in student performance, the participation rate of students on the statewide assessments, student attendance rates and graduation rates. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, based on the criteria adopted by the State Board of Education, shall assign a rating to each school that identifies the school as outstanding, satisfactory or in need of improvement.

(b) The ratings received by a school shall be included in the school district and school performance reports.

(c) If a school is designated as in need of improvement, the school shall file a school improvement plan with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and with the school district board.

(d) The Department of Education shall work with stakeholders to design and implement an accountability system of progressive interventions for and provide technical assistance to schools and school districts that do not demonstrate improvement.

(3) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall include in the school performance reports data for the following areas, for each school, that are available to the Department of Education from the most recent school year:

(a) Enrollment in English as a second language courses under ORS 336.079;

(b) Attendance rates;

(c) School safety, such as expulsions involving weapons in the school;

(d) Disaggregated data on students who met or exceeded the academic content standards established by the board;

(e) Dropout rates and the number of students who dropped out of school;

(f) Parent and community involvement such as volunteer hours;

(g) The percentage of classes taught by a teacher identified as highly qualified under rules adopted by the United States Department of Education; and

(h) School staff, identified by category.

(4) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall include in the school district performance reports data for the following areas, for each school district, that are available to the Department of Education from the most recent school year:

(a) Resident students who attend a public school in another school district;

(b) Facilities used for distance learning;

(c) Election results of any bond levy proposed to the electors of the district;

(d) Expenditures;

(e) Level of support from the education service district;

(f) Administrators not assigned to a specific school;

(g) School district staff, identified by category; and

(h) Students who are eligible for special education.

(5) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify the public and the media by January 30 of each year that school district and school performance reports are available at schools and school districts and at the Department of Education website and offices. The superintendent shall also include notice that copies of school improvement plans and district continuous improvement plans can be obtained from school and school district offices. Each school district shall send a copy of the school district and applicable school performance reports to each parent of a child enrolled in a public school in the school district. [Formerly 326.765; 1995 c.660 §12; 1999 c.938 §1; 2001 c.959 §2; 2007 c.858 §8]

Note: The amendments to 329.105 by section 8, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007, first apply to the 2008-2009 school year. See section 41, chapter 858, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that applies prior to the 2008-2009 school year is set forth for the userís convenience.

329.105. (1) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall collect data and produce annual school district and school performance reports containing information on student performance, student behavior and school characteristics. The purpose of the performance reports is to provide information to parents and to improve schools through greater parental involvement.

(2)(a) In consultation with representatives of parents, teachers, school district boards and school administrators, the State Board of Education shall adopt, by rule, criteria for grading schools. Such criteria shall take into account student performance, improvement in student performance and the participation rate of students on the statewide assessments. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, based on the criteria adopted by the State Board of Education, shall assign a grade to each school for student performance, student behavior and school characteristics and also shall assign an overall grade to the school. The grades shall include classifications for exceptional performance, strong performance, satisfactory performance, low performance and unacceptable performance.

(b) The grades received by a school shall be included in the school district and school performance reports.

(c) If a school is within the low performance or unacceptable performance classification in any category, the school shall file a school improvement plan with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and with the school district board and the 21st Century Schools Council for the school.

(3) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall include in the school performance reports data for the following areas, for each school, that are available to the Department of Education from the most recent school year:

(a) Enrollment in English as a second language courses under ORS 336.079;

(b) Attendance rates;

(c) School safety, such as expulsions involving weapons in the school;

(d) Students who met or exceeded standards leading to the Certificate of Initial Mastery;

(e) Dropout rates and the number of students who dropped out of school;

(f) Parent and community involvement such as volunteer hours;

(g) Classes taught by a teacher outside the teacherís area of certification; and

(h) School staff, identified by category.

(4) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall include in the school district performance reports data for the following areas, for each school district, that are available to the Department of Education from the most recent school year:

(a) Resident students who attend a public school in another school district;

(b) Facilities used for distance learning;

(c) Election results of any bond levy proposed to the electors of the district;

(d) Expenditures;

(e) Level of support from the education service district;

(f) Administrators not assigned to a specific school;

(g) School district staff, identified by category; and

(h) Students who are eligible for special education.

(5) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify the public and the media by January 30 of each year that school district and school performance reports are available at schools and school districts and at the Department of Education website and offices. The superintendent shall also include notice that copies of school and district improvement plans can be obtained from school and school district offices. Each school district shall send a copy of the school district and applicable school performance reports to each parent of a child enrolled in a public school in the school district.

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