34 CFR 200.30 - Annual State report card.
(a)State report cards in general.
(1) A State that receives funds under subpart A of this part must prepare and disseminate widely to the public, consistent with paragraph (d) of this section, an annual State report card for the State as a whole that meets the requirements of this section.
(2) Each State report card must include, at a minimum -
(i) The information required under section 1111(h)(1)(C) of the Act;
(ii) As applicable, for each authorized public chartering agency in the State -
(A) A comparison between the percentage of students in each subgroup defined in section 1111(c)(2) of the Act for each charter school authorized by such agency and such percentage for the LEA or LEAs from which the charter school draws a significant portion of its students, or the geographic community within the LEA in which the charter school is located, as determined by the State; and
(B) A comparison between the academic achievement under § 200.30(b)(2)(i)(A) for students in each charter school authorized by such agency and the academic achievement for students in the LEA or LEAs from which the charter school draws a significant portion of its students, or the geographic community within the LEA in which the charter school is located, as determined by the State; and
(iii) Any additional information that the State believes will best inform parents, students, and other members of the public regarding the progress of each of the State's public elementary schools and secondary schools, which may include the number and percentage of students requiring remediation in postsecondary education and the number and percentage of students attaining career and technical proficiencies.
(3) A State may meet its cross-tabulation requirements under section 1111(g) of the Act through its State report cards.
(1) The State report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format that is developed in consultation with parents.
(2) The State report card must begin with a clearly labeled overview section that is prominently displayed and includes the following statewide information for the most recent school year:
(i) For all students and disaggregated, at a minimum, for each subgroup of students described in § 200.16(a)(2), results on -
(A) Each of the academic assessments in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science under section 1111(b)(2) of the Act, including the number and percentage of students at each level of achievement;
(B) Each measure included within the Academic Progress indicator under § 200.14(b)(2) for students in public elementary schools and secondary schools that are not high schools;
(C) The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate and, if adopted by the State, any extended-year adjusted cohort graduation rate consistent with § 200.34; and
(D) Each measure included within the School Quality or Student Success indicator(s) under § 200.14(b)(5).
(3) If the overview section required under paragraph (b)(2) of this section does not include disaggregated data for each subgroup required under section 1111(h)(1)(C) of the Act, a State must ensure that the disaggregated data not included in the overview section are otherwise included on the State report card.
(c)Accessibility. Each State report card must be in a format and language, to the extent practicable, that parents can understand in compliance with the requirements under § 200.21(b)(1) through (3).
(d)Dissemination and availability. A State must -
(1) Disseminate widely to the public the State report card by, at a minimum, making it available on a single Web page of the SEA's Web site; and
(2) Include on the SEA's Web site -
(i) The report card required under § 200.31 for each LEA in the State; and
(ii) The annual report to the Secretary required under section 1111(h)(5) of the Act.
(e)Timing of report card dissemination.
(1) Beginning with the State report card based on information from the 2017-2018 school year, a State must annually disseminate the State report card for the preceding school year no later than December 31.
(2) In meeting the deadline under paragraph (e)(1) of this section, a State may delay inclusion of per-pupil expenditure data required under § 200.35 until no later than the following June 30, provided the State report card includes a brief description of when such data will be publicly available.
(3) If a State cannot meet the December 31, 2018, deadline for reporting some or all of the newly required information under section 1111(h)(1)(C) of the Act for the 2017-2018 school year, the State may request from the Secretary a one-time, one-year extension for reporting on those elements. To receive an extension, a State must submit to the Secretary, by July 1, 2018 -
(i) Evidence satisfactory to the Secretary demonstrating that the State cannot meet the deadline in paragraph (e)(1) of this section; and
(ii) A plan and timeline addressing the steps the State will take to disseminate the State report card for the 2018-2019 school year consistent with this section.
(f)Disaggregation of data.
(1) For the purpose of reporting disaggregated data under section 1111(h) of the Act, the following definitions apply:
(ii) The term “homeless status” means status as “homeless children and youths” as defined in section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, which means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence (within the meaning of section 103(a)(1) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) and includes -
(A) Children and youths who are -
(1) Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
(2) Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
(3) Living in emergency or transitional shelters; or
(4) Abandoned in hospitals;
(B) Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings (within the meaning of section 103(a)(2)(C) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act);
(C) Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
(D) Migratory children (as defined in this paragraph) who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this section because they are living in circumstances described in paragraph (f)(1)(ii)(A) through (C) of this section.
(iii) With respect to the term “status as a child in foster care,” the term “foster care” has the same meaning as defined in 45 CFR 1355(a), which means 24-hour substitute care for children placed away from their parents and for whom the title IV-E agency has placement and care responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, placements in foster family homes, foster homes of relatives, group homes, emergency shelters, residential facilities, child care institutions, and preadoptive homes. A child is in foster care in accordance with this definition regardless of whether the foster care facility is licensed and payments are made by the State, tribal, or local agency for the care of the child, whether adoption subsidy payments are being made prior to the finalization of an adoption, or whether there is Federal matching of any payments that are made.
(iv) With respect to the term “student with a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty,” such term includes a parent on full-time National Guard duty. The terms “Armed Forces,” “active duty,” and “full-time National Guard duty” have the same meanings as defined in 10 U.S.C. 101(a)(4), 101(d)(1), and 101(d)(5):
(A) “Armed Forces” means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
(B) “Active duty” means full-time duty in the active military service of the United States, including full-time training duty, annual training duty, and attendance, while in the active military service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary of the military department concerned. Such term does not include full-time National Guard duty.
(C) “Full-time National Guard duty” means training or other duty, other than inactive duty, performed by a member of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States in the member's status as a member of the National Guard of a State or territory, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia under section 316, 502, 503, 504, or 505 of title 32 for which the member is entitled to pay from the United States or for which the member has waived pay from the United States.
(2) A State is not required to report disaggregated data for information required on the State report card under section 1111(h) of the Act if the number of students in the subgroup is insufficient to yield statistically sound and reliable information or the results would reveal personally identifiable information about an individual student, consistent with § 200.17.