Oregon Statutes - Chapter 329 - Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform - Section 329.115 - Oregon Report Card.

(1) Prior to December 1 of each year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue an Oregon Report Card on the state of the public schools and progress toward achieving the goals contained in ORS 329.025. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregonís progress toward achieving the goals stated in this chapter and the Department of Education key performance measures established by the Oregon Progress Board.

(2) The Oregon Report Card shall include information on the following:

(a) Student performance on Oregon state assessments and national assessments;

(b) Data required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (P.L. 107-110, 115 Stat. 1425);

(c) Public school funding, expenditures and employee salary information;

(d) Instructional hours;

(e) School staff information;

(f) District size, student demographics and student enrollment;

(g) Dropout rates;

(h) Alternative education programs;

(i) Public charter schools;

(j) Early childhood education and Oregon prekindergarten; and

(k) Programs for students with special needs. [Formerly 326.770; 1995 c.660 §13; 2007 c.858 §9]

Note: The amendments to 329.115 by section 9, 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.

329.115. (1) Prior to September 30 of each year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall issue an Oregon Report Card on the state of the public schools and progress toward achieving the goals contained in ORS 329.025 and 329.035.

(2) The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregonís progress toward achieving the goals stated in this chapter. The report on the state of the public schools shall be designed to:

(a) Allow educators and local citizens to determine and share successful and unsuccessful school programs;

(b) Allow educators to sustain support for reforms demonstrated to be successful;

(c) Recognize schools for their progress and achievements; and

(d) Facilitate the use of educational resources and innovations in the most effective manner.

(3) The report shall contain, but need not be limited to:

(a) Demographic information on public school children in this state.

(b) Information pertaining to student achievement, including statewide assessment data, graduation rates and dropout rates, including progress toward achieving the education benchmarks established by the Oregon Progress Board, with arrangements by minority groupings where applicable.

(c) Information pertaining to special program offerings.

(d) Information pertaining to the characteristics of the school and school staff, including assignment of teachers, experience of staff and the proportion of minorities and women represented on the teaching and administrative staff.

(e) Budget information, including source and disposition of school district operating funds and salary data.

(f) Examples of exemplary programs, proven practices, programs designed to reduce costs or other innovations in education being developed by school districts in this state that show improved student learning.

(g) Such other information as the superintendent obtains under ORS 329.105.

(4) In the second and subsequent years that the report is issued, the report shall include a comparison between the current and previous data and an analysis of trends in public education.

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