Too often, families and students go without the information they need to paint a complete picture of performance in the classroom. Being graded without feedback and other information gaps prevent families from planning and taking
often has an impact on performance.
In order to better inform families about student
achievement and success, we recommend that school districts invest in creating systems that track student progress throughout the school year.
We believe creating a system that is accessible and easy to understand will allow families and teachers to see trends in student performance and find ways to make improvement.
Families and educators shouldn't accept the system as is. Instead, the school districts should be held accountable for trends in the system and use the information to make improvements in increased graduation
rates, a decrease in risky behaviors amongst teens, improved feelings of youth
connectedness, and a rise in the teen employment rate.