Student Score Report Options

Beginning with the 2018‒19 school year, Student Score Reports (SSRs) will be available electronically, and school districts will have options for providing SSRs to parents/guardians.

Enhancements to Student Score Reports

Electronic SSRs provide the following benefits:

Convenient

Now families will be able to securely access... Now families will be able to securely access current and historical electronic SSRs by smartphone, tablet, or computer through the school district’s parent portal. Receiving a child’s test results will no longer rely on a one-time mailing that may or may not reach the family. Now families will be able to securely access current and historical electronic SSRs by smartphone, tablet, or computer through the school district’s parent portal. Receiving a child’s test results will no longer rely on a one-time mailing that may or may not reach the family.

Prompt

Families will have earlier access... Families will have earlier access to their child’s electronic SSR. In past years, families had to wait for the paper version of the SSR to arrive in the mail. Families will have earlier access to their child’s electronic SSR. In past years, families had to wait for the paper version of the SSR to arrive in the mail.

Efficient

The school district costs associated with ... The school district costs associated with shipping, such as postage and staff time to package and mail paper SSRs, will be greatly reduced or eliminated. School districts may continue to communicate using traditional paper reports in cases where it is necessary or more appropriate. The school district costs associated with shipping, such as postage and staff time to package and mail paper SSRs, will be greatly reduced or eliminated. School districts may continue to communicate using traditional paper reports in cases where it is necessary or more appropriate.

Engaging

The electronic SSR solution promotes increased use ... The electronic SSR solution promotes increased use of a school district’s parent portal as part of a “one-stop shop” for families to access their child’s school information, such as assignments, test results, grades, and attendance records. The electronic SSR solution promotes increased use of a school district’s parent portal as part of a “one-stop shop” for families to access their child’s school information, such as assignments, test results, grades, and attendance records.

Accessible

The electronic SSRs will be available in ... The electronic SSRs will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Filipino. In the future, SSRs may also be made available in additional common languages. The electronic SSRs will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Filipino. In the future, SSRs may also be made available in additional common languages.

Contemporary

The electronic SSRs provide a future opportunity ... The electronic SSRs provide a future opportunity to deliver more dynamic and detailed information about a student’s progress, because they are not limited to one sheet of paper. The electronic SSRs provide a future opportunity to deliver more dynamic and detailed information about a student’s progress, because they are not limited to one sheet of paper.

Options for Providing Student Score Reports

There are four options for accessing and providing SSRs to parents/guardians:

Choosing Your Approach to Providing Student Score Reports

Depending upon your district’s unique factors, one option may be preferable over another, or you may want to consider a combined approach to providing SSRs to parents/guardians. As you consider the four options, the following questions may be useful in determining the best approach for your school district.

  • Do you currently have a Student Information System (SIS)?
  • Are you utilizing the parent portal feature of your SIS?
  • Are you utilizing a third-party parent portal that is not included with your SIS?
  • What percentage of your parents/guardians actively access the parent portal?

Access Electronic SSRs Using a Locally Provided Parent or Student Portal

  • Fastest and most flexible delivery option
  • Common SIS vendors, included in a pilot, can support participating school districts
  • Good option for school districts with an SIS and parent portal
  • Good option for school districts with a high percentage of parent portal usage
  • No cost for postage and mailing

Download SSRs from TOMS and Make Available Electronically Via a Secure Method

  • Good option for school districts without a parent portal or with a low percentage of parent portal usage
  • Good option for school districts with a mechanism for secure distribution
  • Familiar download process for school districts
  • Avenue for parents/guardians to become familiar with electronic access for student information

Download SSRs from TOMS, Print, and Make Available Locally

  • Good option for school districts without a parent portal or with a low percentage of parent portal usage
  • Good option for school districts that do not have access to a secure distribution method
  • A parent/guardian address is included on SSR at no extra charge
  • Download process is already familiar to school districts

Purchase Paper SSRs from ETS

  • Option for school districts with no SIS vendor, no parent portal, or a low percentage of parent portal usage
  • Does not require the ability to download and print locally
  • Ordered by Statewide Student Identifier for a class, school, or entire school district
  • $1.48 per SSR includes parent/guardian address
  • Receive SSRs beginning in August