And some information that parents want or think is important may not even be part of the report card formula. Whether a school focuses on the arts, offers foreign language courses, has a diverse student or teacher population and even a school's location are some of the factors parents consider.
We hope that parents will find the report cards helpful. But they shouldn't rule out the possibility that they need to do more homework to find the information they deem most important in judging a school's performance. The report cards are just a start.