Title 20, Chapter 14, Section 34
(a) Each school year, the office shall prepare and distribute to
each school system a report card for each school in the State of
Georgia. The school report cards must be based on the most current
data available disaggregated by student groups. School performance
must be compared to:
(1) Previous school and local school system performance;
(2) Current school and local school system performance in relation
to the absolute student achievement standards and progress on
improved student achievement; and
(3) Comparable school group performance.
This report card on schools shall be the official state education
performance report and supersedes all other reports that may be
issued by departments of the state government for matters of
funding, awards, and interventions.
(b) The report card shall include the following information, where
(1) The individual school grades as defined in subsection (d) of Code Section 20-14-33;
(2) The academic excellence indicators identified in paragraphs (2) through (12) of subsection (b) of Code Section 20-14-33;
(3) Teacher-student ratios; and
(4) Administrative and instructional costs per student and other
financial accounting information as may be required.
(c) Each school year, the office shall prepare and distribute a state-wide report card, aggregated by school systems and disaggregated by student groups, reporting on the student performance and school completion results of each school in the state and a rating for each school based on the definitions as provided in subsection (d) of Code Section 20-14-33.
(d) The State Board of Education shall adopt rules requiring
dissemination of appropriate student performance and school
completion performance portions of school report cards annually to
the parent, guardian, conservator, or other person having lawful
control of each student at the school. On written request, the
local school system shall provide a copy of a school report card to
any other party. These reports shall be posted on a website at both
the state and local school system level.