Updated school performance report available


LITTLE ROCK — Updated information on school performance is now available online, the state Department of Education said Friday.

The 2011 Arkansas School Performance Report contains information for the 2010-11 school year. Among other things, the report card includes information on school and district enrollment, graduation rates, free and reduced-priced lunch percentages, benchmark proficiency percentages and Adequate Yearly Progress status. The report is a joint project of the Education Department and the National Office for Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems at the University of Arkansas.

“We’re pleased to offer this service,” Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said. “Schools must be accountable to the public and NORMES has done an outstanding job putting this data together in an easily understood format.”

The department said the report card has been revamped this year to provide easier searches of individual school data and facilitate comparisons and contrasts among schools.

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On the Net: http://normessasweb.uark.edu/schoolperformance/