State Report Cards
In 1999 the Oregon Legislature enacted ORS 329.105 requiring that the Oregon Department of Education produce and issue annual report cards for all schools and districts. This law codified the desire of the public for consistent and reliable information about schools. Oregon SB 811 (in 2001) mandated additional requirements for the school and district report cards. In January 2002, Federal HR 1 “No Child Left Behind” legislated specific requirements for schools and districts that led to changes in 2003-2004 and subsequent report cards. Oregon HB 2263 (in 2007) made additional changes to the requirements for the school and district report cards.
For 2012-13, the Oregon Department of Education released newly redesigned school and district Report Cards. This new Report Card was the product of a year of review and revisions, led by an external Report Card Steering Committee and informed by feedback from thousands of stakeholders around the state.
The goals of the redesign were to:
- More accurately reflect student learning and growth
- Incorporate key measures of college and career readiness
- Align the report card with district’s achievement compacts
- Make the Report Cards more user friendly and accessible
Key changes to the Report Card included:
For more information on the Oregon Report Card, please visit ODE's website.
- A letter from the principal (school report cards) or superintendent (district report cards)
- A redesigned and enhanced school/district profile with demographic charts
- Two overall ratings - one which compares the school to all others in the state; one which compares the school to other schools with similar student demographics
- A greater emphasis on student learning and growth
- Information on the curriculum and learning environment
- For high schools, in addition to data on graduation and dropout rates, the report cards include a completer rate, the percent of freshmen on track to graduate, and the percent of students going on to college.
Middle Schools, High Schools, Three Rivers Charter, & District