This EdTrust report, “Making Assessment Reports More Meaningful for Students & Families,” offers guidance on how schools can better communicate the results of students’ federally required annual tests so parents can be better informed about how their students are doing in school and work with educators to get appropriate support. 

Specifically, this brief:

  • Calls for individual assessment reporting results to be integrated into existing communications with families
  • Highlights the role that trusted voices play in communicating this information
  • Identifies best practices for designing individual score reports for students and families
  • Offers promising strategies and policy recommendations that advocates can push for to improve assessment reporting at the state level

Also available is an example of what a better annual assessment report can look like.  

Check out our other reports on how to improve statewide assessment tests

Advocates’ Guide to Demanding Racially and Culturally Inclusive State Assessments

The Future of Assessments: Centering Equity and the Lived Experiences of Students, Families, and Educators

Check out our other reports on family engagement

Engaging First: Supporting Young Learners Through Family Engagement

How Student, Family, and Community Engagement Impacts Students’ Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD)

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