Postsecondary Feedback Systems: Are Schools and/or Districts Required to Use This Data for School Improvement Purposes?
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Postsecondary Feedback Systems: Are Schools and/or Districts Required to Use This Data for School Improvement Purposes?

Why does it matter?

  • Requiring schools and districts to use the feedback data creates the opportunity to develop strategies aimed at improving the success of their graduates in postsecondary education.


  • Highlights:
  • Four states currently mandate that the reports are to be used for improvement purposes.
  • For example, in Florida, the state board of education must ensure that each district and high school develops strategies to improve student readiness for postsecondary education.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agencies, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Sources for all data points are available through this link.

    Last updated: June 17, 2008

    Research conducted by Michael Colasanti. Please contact Jennifer Dounay Zinth at 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org with comments or questions about this database.


  • Are schools and/or districts required to use this data for school improvement purposes?
    Alabama No
    Arizona No
    Arkansas Yes, the state board of education must ensure that each school district and high school develops strategies to improve student readiness for the postsecondary level based on annual analysis of the feedback report data.
    Colorado No
    Delaware No
    Florida Yes, as a part of the school improvement plan the state board of education must ensure that each school district and high school develops strategies to improve student readiness for the public postsecondary level based on annual analysis of the feedback report data.
    Georgia No
    Illinois No
    Kentucky No
    Louisiana No
    Maryland No
    Minnesota No
    Missouri No
    Montana No
    Nevada No
    North Carolina The state board of education requires the local boards of education to provide to parents information contained in the feedback reports with the exception of confidential student information contained in the report.
    Ohio No
    Oklahoma No
    Oregon No
    South Carolina No
    South Dakota No
    Tennessee No
    Texas The feedback report is part of the larger Performance Report produced by the board of trustees in each district in the state. The performance report must be used as a "primary consideration" in district and school planning and in evaluating the performance of state education institutions and leaders.
    Washington No
    West Virginia No

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