This week, LAUSD parents and guardians began receiving a new kind of report card in the mail - a school-level report card on the performance of their children's schools.
The Report Card is meant to be a public, easy to read, annual summary of school performance that goes beyond test scores and emphasizes both performance and progress. Many of the measures on the report card have long been available, but never in one place.
The Report Card measures include:
- School graduation rate
- Completion of required college-ready courses, such as the A-G course sequence required by the Cal State and University of California systems
- Progress of English learner students becoming fluent in English
- Percentage of students proficient and improving on California Standards Tests
- Student and staff attendance
Future versions of the report card will include measures of students' and staff’s feelings about their safety on campus and student and parent satisfaction with their school.
We are grateful to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and the California Community Foundation for funding the Report Card effort. Their contribution helps the District to deliver on its promise to provide transparency about school performance. This transparency is an important step towards joint accountability for student outcomes and achievement that includes the Central District, Local Districts, school administrators, teachers, parents, students and the community.
To access the Report Card online go to www.lausd.net/ReportCard. There you will also find instructional videos on how to use the Report Card. The Report Card is a living document that will be adapted over time to improve its usefulness. If you have suggestions for improvement please let us know. And, if you have questions about the measures on the Report Card please don’t hesitate to contact us.