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Postsecondary Feedback Systems: Recipient of Report

Once prepared, the feedback reports are distributed to the high schools. Other recipients of the report may include the legislature, local boards, the department of education and the superintendent, and the general public.

Why does it matter?

  • Feedback reports ought to be sent to recipients who have the capability of utilizing the data to improve student success in postsecondary education.
    • Highlights:

    • Twenty-two states send their reports directly to the high school and/or district.
    • Three states send the reports to the department of education or other state-level entity to be utilized and distributed at their discretion.

      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 with comments or questions about this database.
    • Recipient of report
      Alabama All high schools in the state and the Alabama State Board of Education
      Arizona The report is first sent to the president of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives, the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education. The superintendent then sends the report to each high school included in the report.
      Arkansas All high schools and districts in the state
      Colorado District superintendents, who distribute the report to high schools at their discretion
      Delaware All high schools in the state
      Florida All district school boards in the state, the state board of education, the board of governors and the legislature
      Georgia The report is sent to high schools, district superintendents and the state superintendent of education.
      Illinois The report must be submitted annually to each high school attendance center located in the state.
      Kentucky The feedback reports are sent to the high schools in the state, the district superintendents' offices and the school board members.
      Louisiana All city and parish school systems
      Maryland The reports are sent to the county superintendents and high school principals.
      Minnesota Minnesota Department of Education
      Missouri All public high schools in the state
      Montana The reports are sent to high schools only when requested.
      Nevada The board of trustees for each school district
      North Carolina All public high schools
      Ohio All local school districts in the state
      Oklahoma All high schools in the state
      Oregon All Oregon high schools and the Oregon Department of Education.
      South Carolina All state high schools
      South Dakota All high schools in the state
      Tennessee All public and most private high schools in the state. (Reports are generated for any high school graduating a student who took the ACT. Since an average of over 90% of Tennessee high school graduates — 96% of 2007 graduates — take the ACT, in practice this translates to all public and most private high schools in the state.)
      Texas All high schools or junior colleges last attended
      Washington All high schools in state
      West Virginia All high schools and county superintendents

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