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(a) Each public school and district in the state shall comply with the reporting requirements of AS 14.03.120 and this section. Each school shall prepare a school report, to be entitled School Report Card to the Public, on a form provided by the department. Each district shall prepare a district report, to be entitled School District Report Card to the Public, on a form provided by the department.
(b) A school shall disseminate its School Report Card to the Public as required under AS 14.03.120 (d). A district shall disseminate its School District Report Card to the Public by providing it to the department, distributing it to schools in the district, posting the report on the Internet if the district maintains a web site, and any other means of distribution the district chooses. Each school shall disseminate its report to parents before the school opens for instruction in the fall. The report required under this section shall be written in a uniform and understandable manner, and, to the extent practicable, be in a language that the parent can understand.
(c) The School Report Card to the Public must provide the following information on accreditation:
(1) whether the school is accredited;
(2) if the school is accredited, the
(A) date of accreditation;
(B) name of the accrediting organization; and
(C) level of accreditation awarded by the accrediting organization for the year of the report.
(d) The School Report Card to the Public must include the following information for all students enrolled in the school, and the School District Report Card to the Public must include the following information for all students enrolled in the district, on state assessment results:
(1) the number and percentage of all students that achieved each proficiency level described in 4 AAC 06.739;
(2) the number and percentage of students in each subgroup that achieved each proficiency level described in 4 AAC 06.739;
(3) a comparison between the performance score for the school or district and the state's annual measurable objective for that year as set out in 4 AAC 06.815;
(4) a comparison between the performance score of students in each subgroup and the state's annual measurable objective for that year as set out in 4 AAC 06.815;
(5) a comparison between the performance score for the district with the performance score for the state as a whole;
(6) the number and percentage of students not tested;
(7) the number and percentage of students in each subgroup not tested;
(8) the most recent two-year trend in student performance in each subject area for each grade level.
(e) In addition to the information required in (d) of this section, each School Report Card to the Public must set out, if applicable, for the
(1) standardized norm referenced tests administered under 4 AAC 06.730, the
(A) number and percentage of students tested who are in the top quartile and bottom quartile, for each grade and each subject; and
(B) national percentile of the mean normal curve equivalent for each grade and each subject; and
(2) high school graduation qualifying examination administered under 4 AAC 06.755, the number and percentage of students in each grade who passed the examination for each subject.
(f) The School Report Card to the Public must include information for the school, and the School District Report Card to the Public must include information for all schools in the district, regarding school designations, other indicators, and teacher qualifications, as follows:
(1) if assigned, the designation of each school in the district under 4 AAC 06.835(a) ; if a school in the district is designated at Level 2 or higher, the report must include
(A) the number of years the school has been designated at Level 2 or higher;
(B) the reason the school received the designation in the current year and previous years, if applicable; and
(C) for districts, the number and percentage of schools that have been designated Level 2 or higher, and the number of years that schools in the district have had those designations;
(2) whether a school in the district has been designated persistently dangerous under 4 AAC 06.200;
(3) the attendance rate for all students and for each subgroup, including, for schools, if the data is available, a comparison with the attendance rate for other schools in the district and the state as a whole;
(4) the graduation rate for high schools for all students and for each subgroup, including, for schools, if the data is available, a comparison with the graduation rate for other schools in the district and the state as a whole;
(5) the professional qualifications of the teachers, including the percentage of
(A) teachers that have a provisional or emergency certificate for a reason other than a provisional certificate issued under AS 14.20.020 (h); and
(B) classes not taught by highly qualified teachers, and including, for districts, a comparison provided by the department that is based on the poverty level of the schools in the district.
(g) A report under this section may not include the information otherwise required by law if the number of students in a category is so small that the results would reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student. Results of the state assessments may not be reported if fewer than five students are tested.
(h) In providing the description of student, parent, community, and business involvement in student learning, as required by AS 14.03.120 (d)(4), each school shall state
(1) the number and percentage of students responding to the teacher evaluation survey;
(2) the number and percentage of parents responding to the teacher evaluation survey;
(3) the number of school-business or interagency partnerships the school has entered into under a written agreement;
(4) the average number of volunteer-hours a week spent in the school by parents and other members of the community;
(5) a narrative description of the results of parental, community, or business involvement, as identified by the school; and
(6) any other information the school wishes to provide on this subject.
(i) Each school shall compute and report the information required by AS 14.03.120 (d)(5) and this section as follows:
(1) the attendance rate is a fraction, expressed as a percent, the numerator of which is the aggregate daily attendance during the regular school year, and the denominator of which is the aggregate daily membership for the school year; the aggregate daily attendance is the sum of the days present for all students when school is in session during the school year; the aggregate daily membership is the sum of the days present and absent for all students when school is in session during the school year; in-service days are not included in the computation; for the purposes of this paragraph, a student is considered present if physically present at the school or engaged in a school activity even if the activity is away from the school;
(2) for kindergarten through grade eight, the retention rate is computed by dividing the number of students being retained on the last day of school by the membership on the last day of the school year; data must be reported as an aggregate school retention rate, based on the combined number of retained students in kindergarten through grade eight as of the last day of school;
(3) for grades 7 - 12, the dropout rate is a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of students who have dropped out in the current school year, and the denominator of which is the number of students enrolled in grades 7 - 12 on October 1 of the current school year;
(4) the graduation rate is a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of graduates receiving a regular diploma before June 30, and the denominator of which is the sum of the number of graduates, plus the number of dropouts in grade nine three school years prior, plus the number of unduplicated dropouts in grade 10 two school years prior, plus the number of unduplicated dropouts in grade 11 in the prior school year, plus the number of unduplicated dropouts in grade 12 during the current year, plus the number of grade 12 continuing students.
(j) In providing the information required by AS 14.03.120 (d)(6), each school shall provide the information on student transfers into and out of the school itself. Each school shall compute the information required by AS 14.03.120 (d)(6) as follows:
(1) the annual percent of enrollment change is computed by taking the difference between the October 1 enrollment from the current school year and the October 1 enrollment from the previous school year and dividing by the October 1 enrollment from the previous school year, the result being expressed as a percentage;
(2) the annual percent of enrollment change due to student transfers is computed by subtracting from one the quotient derived by dividing the number of students enrolled at least 170 days in the school by the total number of students enrolled at least one day in the school.
(k) In preparing the comment summaries required by AS 14.03.120 (e), each school shall state the number of persons commenting, indicate whether comments are from students, parents, or other members of the community, and succinctly set out the gist of the comments, both negative and positive ones.
( l ) For purposes of this section, subgroups of students must include each subgroup described in 4 AAC 06.830 and, in addition, males, females, migrants, and students other than migrants.
(m) in this section,
(1) "current school year" means the school year for which the report card is made;
(2) "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990 ;
(3) "dropout" means an individual who was enrolled in the district at some time during the school year whose enrollment terminated; "dropout" does not include an individual who
(A) graduated from high school or completed a state- or district-approved education program, as evidenced by receipt of a secondary school diploma from school authorities;
(B) transferred to another public school district, private school, or state-or district-approved education program;
(C) is temporarily absent due to suspension;
(D) is absent due to an illness or a medical condition; or
(4) "performance score" means the score calculated under 4 AAC 06.810;
(5) "previous school year" means the school year immediately before the school year for which the report is made;
(6) "school year" means the 12-month period beginning July 1 of each year and ending June 30 of the following year.
(1) "program" means an identifiable set of educational services that a district delivers to students who are not enrolled at a school facility to receive those educational services;
(A) means an educational institution operated by a district and administered as an independent unit within the district, regardless of whether the school is housed in a facility separate from other units;
(B) does not include an educational program within a district, as designated by the district; and
(C) includes a correspondence school, whether designated a program or a school.
History: Eff. 11/23/2003, Register 168
Authority: AS 14.03.120
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