ERIC Number: ED405434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Parents Ask about School Profiles = Los padres preguntan acerca del perfil escolar.
RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.
This guide, which includes both English and Spanish versions, explains that a school profile is like a report card for a school. It tells how students are achieving and what the school is doing to help all students achieve. Each school that receives money under Title I of the Improving America's Schools Act, the Federal aid program that provides extra educational services for students who are behind in school, must provide a copy of the school profile every year. Since school profiles are a new requirement, many schools are still putting their profiles together. The profile contains facts about the school, such as enrollment, student teacher ratio, and finances, as well as facts about groups of students. It can include information on the performance of individual students and of groups of students. School profiles explain testing in terms of how well students meet standards, which identify what students should be able to know and do at each grade level. Because the profile is one way to judge the quality of a school, parents should use it to get a quick picture of how the school is doing and to find out about programs the school offers, including Title I. Parents should find out how the profile is assembled, how it is interpreted, and how the information it presents is used by the school. Many of these questions can be answered by the child's teacher, and others can be answered by school administrators. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Institutional Characteristics, Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portsmouth, NH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I