A scorecard is an annual report that provides information to students, families, educators, and the community about a school and its performance and progress. The scorecard reports the schools progress toward the districts goals for student achievement.
A scorecard clearly communicates how well a school is doing toward fulfilling the districts mission and definition of excellence, helps school leaders set priorities based on school performance information, and builds awareness and acceptance of a balanced set of common standards that define an effective school.
A scorecard is different from previous documents. While it is also useful to educators, a scorecard is designed with parents and the community in mind. All of the most important information is in one place and in an easy-to-use format. The performance measures go beyond test scores to include outcomes such as graduation rates, college readiness, attendance, and other key measures of success.