2017 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title XV - EDUCATION
Chapter 193-E - ADEQUATE PUBLIC EDUCATION
Section 193-E:3 - Delivery of an Adequate Education.

Universal Citation: NH Rev Stat § 193-E:3 (2017)
    193-E:3 Delivery of an Adequate Education. –
    I. Annually, beginning with the 2002-2003 school year, each school district shall report data to the department of education at the school and district levels on the indicators set forth in this paragraph. The report shall not contain personally identifiable information including but not limited to name, gender, or social security number. The department of education shall develop a reasonable schedule to phase-in the reporting of new data required by federal law. The requirements for data keeping and the form of the report shall be established in accordance with rules adopted by the state board of education. Indicators shall include the following areas:
       (a) Attendance rates.
       (b) Annual and cumulative drop-out rates of high school pupils and annual drop-out rates for pupils in grades 7 and 8.
       (c) School environment indicators, such as safe-schools data.
       (d) Number and percentage of graduating pupils going on to post-secondary education, military service, and advanced placement participation.
       (e) Performance on state tests administered pursuant to RSA 193-C and other standardized tests administered at local option.
       (f) Expulsion and suspension rates, including in-school and out-of-school suspensions, which shall be reported for each school year.
       (g) Number and percentage of classes taught by highly qualified teachers.
       (h) Teacher and administrative turnover rates at the school and district levels.
       (i) Pupil course information.
    II. (a) The department of education, with the approval of the legislative oversight committee established in RSA 193-C:7, may implement and report data on any additional indicators deemed relevant to the purposes of this section.
       (b) The department of education shall enter into an agreement with the board of trustees of the university system of New Hampshire or the community college system of New Hampshire, or both, if necessary, to determine additional indicators applicable to postsecondary institutions within their respective jurisdictions which are not required under paragraph VI.
    III. (a) Not later than December 1, 2003, and annually thereafter, the department of education shall issue a public report on the condition of education statewide and on a district-by-district and school-by-school basis. This report shall be entitled "New Hampshire School District Profiles'' and shall be made available at every school administrative unit for public review. It shall include demographic and pupil performance data reported in paragraph I and other relevant statistics as determined by the department of education. Comparisons with state averages shall be provided for all data reported. Comparisons of each district and school to itself based on its own statewide improvement and assessment performance for the prior school year and its most recent 3-year rolling averages shall be provided. Statewide rankings of each district and school shall be provided, including a statewide ranking of each school and school district based on the percentage increase of improvement as compared with the same school district's performance in the previous year. The report shall be organized and presented in a manner that is easily understood by the public and that assists each school district with the identification of trends, strengths, and weaknesses and the development of its local school education improvement plan.
       (b) Beginning with the annual report issued in 2013, the department of education shall include data provided by early childhood programs, districts, and postsecondary institutions.
    IV. Data reported in paragraph I shall be disaggregated as required by federal law and shall include numbers and percentages of pupils with disabilities, limited English proficient pupils, pupils in advanced placement programs, economically disadvantaged pupils, and pupils of major ethnic, racial, and multi-racial groups.
    V. In order to reduce school districts' administrative time and costs, the department of education shall develop and utilize user-friendly, computer forms and programs to collect the data set forth in paragraphs I, VI, and VII.
    VI. (a) Annually, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each postsecondary institution as defined in RSA 193-E:4 shall submit a report, which shall not include any personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, name, gender, or social security number, to the department of education containing information on indicators in the following areas:
          (1) Remedial education courses.
          (2) Entry, withdrawal, and transfers.
          (3) Degrees and certificates granted.
       (b) The department of education shall integrate all data collected into the data warehouse. The department of education shall have access to data solely to conduct studies, track and report annual and longitudinal pupil outcomes, and improve postsecondary readiness, retention, and articulation between educational institutions.
       (c) The state board of education, in consultation with the university system of New Hampshire board of trustees and the community college system of New Hampshire board of trustees shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, for developing a form to be used for the report and to establish requirements for data maintenance.
    VII. (a) Annually, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, each early childhood program as defined in RSA 193-E:4 shall submit a report, which shall not include any personally identifiable information such as, but not limited to, name, gender, or social security number, to the department of education containing information on indicators in the following areas:
          (1) Program participation.
          (2) Entry, exit, and type of program.
          (3) Participant demographics as identified in RSA 193-E:3, IV.
       (b) The department of education shall integrate all data collected into the data warehouse. The department of education shall have access to data solely to conduct studies, track and report annual and longitudinal pupil outcomes, and improve education programs.
       (c) The state board of education, in consultation with the department of health and human services, shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, for developing a form to be used for the report and to establish requirements for data maintenance.

Source. 1998, 389:1. 2003, 314:1. 2004, 147:2. 2005, 257:15. 2007, 270:3, eff. June 29, 2007. 2010, 356:1, eff. Sept. 18, 2010.

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