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School Accountability Report Card

A School Accountability Report Card (SARC) provides parents and the community with information about schools that receive state funding. First issued in November 1988, SARC is similar to information contained in the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

School report cards generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school's mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following:

  • Demographic data

  • School safety and climate for learning information

  • Academic data

  • School completion rates

  • Class sizes

  • Teacher and staff information

  • Curriculum and instruction descriptions

  • Postsecondary preparation information

  • Fiscal and expenditure data

School report cards are updated annually and made available on February 1st of each year.

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