Promoting Transparency and Maintaining Public Trust: Report Cards and the COVID-19 Crisis

Empowering Families and Communities
Promoting Transparency and Maintaining Public Trust: Report Cards and the COVID-19 Crisis

Report cards are states’ most public-facing documents. To support COVID-19 recovery, states and districts must fulfill their responsibility to the public and demonstrate their commitment to transparency by sharing this information in clear, actionable report cards. This resource shares short- and long-term action steps for state leaders to release updated report cards this year to inform local decisionmaking and recovery efforts, and consider how they can use their state’s report card to share updates on recovery efforts and ensure transparency moving forward.