The definitions below are for terms commonly used in the Local Report Card.
Understanding these key words is essential for effective comprehension and
utilization of the Local Report Card data.
Terms used on the Local Report Card
NC: Not calculated.
Based on federal and state privacy laws, NC is reported when there are
less than 10 members in a subgroup to protect the identity of those
individuals. Data is received on all students. All students are included
in the report of overall proficiency levels for the school and district.
Score on a test at which students
meet or exceed expectations for proficiency on each assessment.
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The State Board of Education minimum
requirement is that 75% of students are at or
above the proficiency level on statewide assessments. The non-test standards are 90%
for graduation rate
and 93% for attendance rate.
Subgroups of students are grouped by a demographic or other characteristic,
such as race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, language background,
or disability. Examining the performance of subgroups is a requirement in
both state and federal law.
Expenditure Per Pupil Terms
The following information can be included when calculating the expenditure per
pupil but each districtís reporting many vary.
Teacher and education professional salaries and
Building Operations: Utilities, maintenance, repairs, busses,
and lunchroom expenses.
Administration: Salaries for administrators, office staff, and
Pupil Support: Salaries for librarians, counselors, and nurses.
Staff Support: Teacher training and other professional development
Private funds: Foundation grants and corporate donations.
Click here to download a PDF with a detailed explanation of the Expenditure