Decatur County Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2700 - ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT

Each year, not earlier than March 15th or later than March 31st the Board shall publish a performance report for presentation to the public and may make it available on the Corporationís Internet web site. It shall also provide a copy of the report free of charge to any person who requests it.

The report which is prepared by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), may contain information which is outlined in I.C. 20-20-8-8 and I.C. 20-42.5-3-5, including:

 

A.

student enrollment;

   
 

B.

graduation rate as defined in State law and the graduation rate excluding students that receive a graduation waiver under I.C. 20-32-4-4;

   
 

C.

attendance rate;

   
 

D.

the following test scores, including the number and percentage of students meeting academic standards: all State standardized assessment scores; scores for assessments under I.C. 20-32-5-21, if appropriate; for a freeway school, scores on a locally adopted assessment program, if appropriate;

   
 

E.

average class size;

   
 

F.

the school's performance category or designation of school improvement assigned under I.C. 20-31-8;

     
 

G.

the number and percentage of students in alternative education (if offered), career and technical education, special education, high ability, remediation; limited English language proficiency; students receiving free or reduced price lunch under the national school lunch program, school flex program (if offered);

     
 

H.

1.

for advanced placement tests, the percentage of students scoring three (3), four (4), or five (5), and the percentage taking the test;

   
 

2.

test scores of all students taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test; test scores for students completing the academic honors diploma program; and the percentage of students taking the test;

     
 

I.

course completion, including the number and percentage of students completing the academic honors diploma, the Core 40 curriculum, and career and technical programs;

   
 

J.

the percentage of grade eight (8) students enrolled in algebra 1;

   
 

K.

the percentage of graduates considered college and career ready in a manner prescribed by the State Board;

   
 

L.

school safety, including the number of students receiving suspension or expulsion for the possession of alcohol, drugs, or weapons, the number of incidents of a school employee being a victim of threat, intimidation, battery or harassment which were filed with a law enforcement agency (I.C. 20-33-9), and the number of bullying incidents reported under I.C. 20-34-6 by category;

   
 

M.

financial information and various school cost factors including expenditures per student, average teacher salary, and remediation funding;

   
 

N.

interdistrict and intradistrict student mobility rates if that information is available;

   
 

O.

the number and percentage of teachers who are certificated employees; the number and percentage of teachers who teach the subject area for which the teacher is certified and holds a license; the number and percentage of teachers with national board certification;

   
 

P.

the percentage of grade 3 students reading at grade 3 level;

   
 

Q.

the number of students expelled, including the number participating in other recognized education programs during their expulsion, and the percentage of students expelled by race, grade, gender, free or reduced lunch status, and eligibility for special education;

   
 

R.

chronic absenteeism, which includes the number of students who have been absent for ten percent (10%) or more of a school year for any reason; and habitual truancy, which includes the number of students who have been absent more than ten (10) days from school within a school year without being excused or without being absent under a parental request that has been filed with the school;

     
 

S.

the number of students who have dropped out of school, including the reasons for dropping out, and the percentage of students who have dropped out by race, grade, gender, free or reduced lunch status, and eligibility for special education;

   
 

T.

the number of out of school suspensions assigned, including the percentage of students suspended by race, grade, gender, free or reduced lunch status, and eligibility for special education;

     
 

U.

the number of in school suspensions assigned, including the percentage of students suspended by race, grade, gender, free or reduced lunch status, and eligibility for special education;

     
 

V.

the number of student work permits revoked;

   
 

W.

the number of students receiving an international baccalaureate diploma;

     
 

X.

the percentage of expenditures for student academic achievement, student instructional support, overhead/operational expenses, and non-operational expenses, whether the Corporation met the goals established for the previous school year under I.C. 20-42.5-3-6, the trend line for each of the categories of expenditures during the previous school year, and the goals established under I.C. 20-42.5-3-6 for the current school year;

     
 

Y.

the number of instances in which either seclusion or restraint is used;

   
 

Z.

other indicators of performance as recommended by the education roundtable.

The information concerning each of these benchmarks will relate to the preceding three (3) years of operation and will provide a comparison of graduation rates, attendance rates and ISTEP+/GQE test scores with the Corporation's performance-based accreditation status.

In addition, to the above-described benchmarks, the report may provide information on:

 

A.

results of nationally recognized assessments of students under programs other than the ISTEP program which a school corporation uses to determine if students are meeting or exceeding academic standards in grades that are tested under the ISTEP program;

     
 

B.

results of assessments of students under programs other than the ISTEP program that a school corporation uses to determine if students are meeting or exceeding academic standards in grades that are not tested under the ISTEP program;

The Superintendent shall ensure that a copy of the published report is submitted to the State Department of Education and is published prominently on the Corporation's website.

ADDITIONAL REPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR TITLE I PURPOSES

In any year that the Corporation receives Title I funding, its annual report must also include the following information:

 

A.

number and percentage of schools identified for school improvement and how long they have been in that category

   
 

B.

a comparison of the achievement by the Corporation's students on the statewide academic assessment to the achievement of students in the State as a whole

   
 

C.

for each school:

   
 

1.

whether it has been identified for school improvement, and

   
 

2.

comparison of the schoolís student achievement on the statewide achievement assessments and other adequate yearly progress indicators to those students in the Corporation and the State as a whole

This information must be disseminated annually, not later than the beginning of the school year, to all buildings and all parents, and the Corporation must make the information widely available to the public through such means as posting on the Internet and distribution to local media and public agencies. Distribution to parents should be in an understandable format and in a language that parents can understand. This report to parents may be included with the student report cards at the end of the year, if all students receive report cards.

I.C. 20-20-8-3, -4, -5, -6, -8
I.C. 20-26-13-6
I.C.20-42.4-3-4, -5, -6
513 IAC 1-2-7(e)
20 U.S.C. 6311

Revised 12/9/09
Revised 9/10/14
Revised 3/9/15

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