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ERIC Number: ED484707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
State Education Accountability and Indicator Reports: Status of Reports across the States--2004. Results of a 50-State Survey by the Council of Chief State School Officers
Cavell, Lori; Toye, Carla
Council of Chief State School Officers
During the past decade, states have taken an active role in regularly reporting to the public indicators of the status of public education, including results of student assessments, data on students and teachers, and school finance data. With the passing of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), federal accountability and reporting have been reinforced and expanded, in many cases resulting in an increase in the number of required indicators, levels to which data are disaggregated, and specific reports required at the local, district, and state levels. The goal for the increased emphasis on reporting is to ensure parents, policymakers, and other stakeholders are provided with a coherent picture of student performance and program effectiveness. This compendium is designed to provide state-by-state information on the reports published annually by states and the levels to which statistics are reported. State methods of reporting student achievement results are described within the table found on pages 3-7. Due to their importance in the new legislation, we included the following variables: (1) the number of performance levels reported for student assessment information; (2) the level to which data are disaggregated, including race/ethnicity, gender, limited English proficiency, migrant status, disability, and poverty; (3) the number of years of data available for analyzing trends; and (4) the grades for which data are reported for language arts and math assessments.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness, Public Education, Accountability, Educational Indicators, Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Student Characteristics, State Surveys
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-1431. Tel: 202-336-7000; Fax: 202-408-8072.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.