POLICY MANUAL

School Division Annual Report Card - Policy CMA

I. Division Report Cards
The Lynchburg City School Board will annually prepare and disseminate a division report card. The report card will contain, but is not limited to, the following information:

  • Information, in the aggregate, on student achievement at each proficiency level on the Standards of Learning. The information will also be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, migrant status, English proficiency, and status as economically disadvantaged and each combined subgroup, if any, identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Disaggregated information will not be provided if the number of students in a category is less than 10.
  • Information that provides a comparison between the actual achievement levels of economically disadvantaged students, students from major racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities, and students with limited English proficiency and Virginia’s annual measurable objective for each such group of students on each of the Standards of Learning.
  • The percentage of students not tested (disaggregated by the same categories and subject to the same exception described in the first bullet above).
  • The most recent 2-year trend in student achievement in each subject area, and for each grade level, for which Standards of Learning tests are required.
  • Aggregate information on any other indicators used by Virginia to determine the adequate yearly progress of students in achieving Virginia’s academic achievement standards.
  • Graduation rates for secondary school students. The graduation rates reported will include graduation rates for public school students who graduate from secondary school with a regular diploma in the standard number of years.
  • The names of reward schools, priority schools and focus schools.
  • The professional qualifications of teachers in the division, the percentage of such teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, and the percentage of classes in the Division not taught by highly qualified teachers, in the aggregate and disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools which, for the purpose of this provision, means schools in the top quartile of poverty and the bottom quartile of poverty in Virginia.
  • Information showing how students served by the division achieved on the Standards of Learning tests compared to students in the state as a whole.
  • The state’s percentage of students at each achievement level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading and mathematics for grades four and eight for the “all students” group. The data will be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, disability status, English proficiency and status as economically disadvantaged. The participation rates for English Learners and students with disabilities will also be reported.

The report card will also show, by the year following implementation of college and career-ready standards, but no later than the 2014-2015 school year, college-going and college credit-accumulation rates for all students and sub-groups of students in each high school and information that shows how the school’s students’ achievement on the Standards of Learning and other indicators of adequate yearly progress compared to students in the division and the state as a whole.

The Lynchburg City School Board will publicly disseminate the information in the annual report card to all schools in the division and to all parents of students attending those schools in an understandable and uniform format. To the extent practicable, the information will be provided in a language that the parents can understand. The Board will also make the information widely available through public means such as posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, and distribution through public agencies.

II.School Performance Report Cards
The Lynchburg City School Board shall ensure that every school in the division, regardless of whether or not that school receives funds under Title I, Part A, shall provide annually to the parents and the community a School Performance Report Card containing information for the most recent three-year period. Such information shall include but not be limited to:

  • Virginia assessment program results by percentage of participation and proficiency and disaggregated by student subgroups
  • the accreditation rating earned by the school
  • attendance rates for students
  • information related to school safety to include, but not be limited to, incidents of crime and violence
  • information related to qualifications and educational attainments of the teaching staff

In addition, School Performance Report Cards for secondary schools shall include the following:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) information to include percentage of students who take AP courses and percentage of students who take AP tests
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge course information to include percentage of students who are enrolled in IB or Cambridge programs and percentage of students who receive IB or Cambridge Diplomas
  • college-level course information to include percentage of students who take college-level courses including dual enrollment courses
  • number and percentage of (i) graduates by diploma type as prescribed by the Board of Education, (ii) certificates awarded to the senior class including high school equivalency credentials, and (iii) students who do not complete high school
  • number and percentage of drop-outs
  • the number of Board-approved industry certifications obtained
  • the number of state licensure examinations passed
  • the number of national occupational competency assessments passed
  • the number of Virginia workplace readiness skills assessments passed
  • the number of career and technical education completers who graduated. A "career and technical education completer" is a student who has met the requirements for a career and technical concentration or specialization and all requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program

Adopted: September 16, 2014

Legal Refs.:

20 U.S.C. § 6311.

34 C.F.R. 200.11.

Non-Regulatory Guidance, State and Local Report Cards: Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended, U.S. Department of Education (as Revised February 8, 2013).

Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, § 22.1-253.13:4.

8 VAC 20-131-270.

ESEA Flexibility Request Virginia Department of Education (as revised and submitted January 11, 2013).

 

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