Availability of Federal Report Cards

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Texas Education Agency

News Bulletin

Department of Grant Compliance and Administration

January 14, 2020

News from the Federal Program Compliance Division:

Federal Report Card

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires each State education agency to prepare and publish an annual report card with state-, local education agency (LEA)- and campus-level data.  The Federal Report Card data for 2018-2019 are now available: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/essa-program/Federal_Report_Card.

Dissemination Requirement

Each LEA that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for disseminating the state, LEA and campus-level report cards to 1) all LEA campuses, 2) parents of all enrolled students, and 3) the general public via widely available public means such as posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.

At a minimum, the LEA must—[Section 1111(h)(2)]

  • Post direct links to the State, LEA, and campus report cards on its web site;
  • Make hard copies available to parents upon request;
  • Make hard copies available for viewing in public locations; and
  • Notify parents of all students about the availability of the report cards and the options for obtaining them.
  • Provide appropriate translation (either oral or written) upon request.

Sample parent notification letters in English and Spanish that LEAs may customize are available on the TEA Federal Report Card Web Page. TEA strongly encourages LEAs to translate the sample letter in a language and format that all parents can understand. 

LEAs are not required to use the sample parent notification letters but they must make the federal report card information readily accessible to the public, and LEAs must notify parents of the availability of the federal report card information no later than Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

Contact Information

Questions related to the dissemination requirement should be directed to the Federal Program Compliance Division at ESSASupport@tea.texas.gov, or 512-463-9499.

Questions related to the data contained in the report should be directed to the Performance Reporting Division at Performance.Reporting@tea.texas.gov, or 512-463-9704.