Building capacity and promoting improvements in education accountability and reporting has never been more important given the recent transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act. States are rising to the challenge by developing and implementing innovative new systems.
Communicating Performance: A Best Practice Resource for Encouraging Use of State and School Report Cards
This resource highlights practices and questions to help state education agencies increase use of state and school report cards for decision-making and continuous school improvement.
This guide gives special attention to engaging parents and families, the primary users of school-level report cards, but many of the engagement strategies included in this document are broadly applicable to all stakeholders.