House Bill 66 is a Republican bill that does seem totally evil at first glance. In fact, it may even be a useful modification to our existing school performance database.
Each year, the Department of Education (Department) issues Delaware Public Education Profiles (Education Profiles), which are available on the Department’s website as the Delaware Report Card. The Delaware Report Card website provides data for all Delaware public schools, including charter schools, but can be viewed only on the basis of a selected school or school district.
This bill ensures that parents and guardians can easily access and use this data to compare schools and school districts by requiring all of the following:
- The ability to generate side-by-side comparisons of the Education Profiles for multiple schools or school districts so that data for multiple entities can be reviewed at the same time.
- A link to the Education Profiles on both the home page of the Department’s website and the school choice website.
- That the Education Profiles include a list of a career pathways offered at a high school and must continue to include proficiency rates.
The changes to the Delaware Report Card under this Act must by implemented by the next date the Education Profiles are due, if that date is 6 months or more from enactment. If the next date the Education Profiles are due is less than 6 months from enactment, these changes must be implemented no later than in the following year’s Education Profiles.
|House Bill 66 – Making Delaware School Report Cards More Accessible||Currrent Status – House Education 3/2/23|
|House Sponsors – Shupe, Briggs King, Collings, Hilovsky, Smith, Yearick||Senate Sponsors – Hocker, Lawson, Pettyjohn|
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