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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums
- Chapter 3. Public Schools Generally
- Section 120. Education Planning; Reports.
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AS 14.03.120. Education Planning; Reports.
- (a) A district shall annually file with the department, and make available to the public, a report that
- (1) establishes district goals and priorities for improving education in the district;
- (2) includes a plan for achieving district goals and priorities; and
- (3) includes a means of measuring the achievement of district goals and priorities.
- (b) The department shall summarize the reports submitted under (a) of this section and include all revenue received by
each school district organized in easily sortable categories including ADM and district, as a statewide report, provide
a copy to the governor, publish the report on the department's Internet website, and notify the legislature that the
report is available; in this subsection, "revenue" means all money reported to the department as receipts from any
source, including state, federal, local, special, and other funding.
- (c) A district shall make efforts to encourage students, parents, teachers, and other members of the community to
participate in the preparation of the report submitted under (a) of this section.
- (d) Annually, before the date set by the district under (e) of this section, each public school shall deliver to the
department for posting on the department's Internet website and provide, in a public meeting of parents, students, and
community members, a report on the school's performance and the performance of the school's students. The report shall
be prepared on a form prescribed by the department and must include
- (1) information on accreditation;
- (2) results of norm-referenced achievement tests;
- (3) results of state standards-based assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics;
- (4) a description, including quantitative and qualitative measures, of student, parent, community, and business
involvement in student learning;
- (5) a description of the school's attendance, retention, dropout, and graduation rates, including the number and
percentage of students who received a diploma under a waiver from the competency examination required under AS 14.03.075
(a), as specified by the state board;
- (6) the annual percent of enrollment change, regardless of reason, and the annual percent of enrollment change due to
student transfers into and out of the school district;
- (7) if Native language education is provided, a summary and evaluation of the curriculum described in AS 14.30.420
- (8) the number and percentage of students in each school who take and who successfully complete an alternative assessment
program in reading, English, or mathematics; and the number and percentage of pupils in each school who successfully
complete the alternative assessment program but who do not reach the state performance standards at the competency exam
level in reading, English, or mathematics; a school may not report results under this paragraph unless the school
complies with the family educational rights and privacy requirements of 34 C.F.R. 99;
- (9) the performance designation assigned the school under AS 14.03.123 and the methodology used to assign the
performance designation, including the measures used and their relative weights; and
- (10) other information concerning school performance and the performance of the school's students as required by the state
board in regulation.
- (e) By a date set by the district, each public school in the district shall provide the report described in (d) of this
section to the district's governing body. Along with the report, each public school shall submit a summary of comments
made on the report by parents, students, and community members. By July 1 of each year, each district shall provide to
the department a report on the performance of each public school and the public school students in the district. The
district's report must
- (1) be entitled "School District Report Card to the Public"; and
- (2) include
- (A) copies of the reports and summaries of comments submitted under this section by each public school in the district;
- (B) a compilation of the material described in (A) of this paragraph by each public school in the district;
- (C) the designation assigned the district under AS 14.03.123
and the methodology used to assign the performance designation, including the measures used and their relative
- (D) other information concerning school performance and the performance of the school's students as required by the state
board in regulation.
- (f) By January 15 of each year, beginning in 2001, the department shall provide to the governor and make available to the
public and the legislature a report on the performance of public schools in this state. The report must be entitled
"Alaska's Public Schools: A Report Card to the Public." The report must include
- (1) comprehensive information on each public school compiled, collected, and reported under (d) and (e) of this section
for the prior school year;
- (2) a summary of the information described in (1) of this subsection; the summary must be prepared in a manner that allows
school performance to be measured against established state education standards; and
- (3) for a report due by or after January 15, 2005, the most recent performance designation under AS 14.03.123
received by each public school.
- (g) In this section, "district" has the meaning given in AS 14.17.990
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