House Bill No. 66 adds required information to annual reports issued by the Department of Education (Department), currently known as School Performance Data Reports, and which are available on the Department’s website as the Delaware Report Card.
Like House Bill No. 66, House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 66 adds the following requirements:
1. That there is a link to these reports on both the home page of the Department’s website and the school choice website.
2. That these reports include a list of career pathways offered at a high school and must continue to include proficiency rates.
House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 66 reflects that the Department provides more education-related data than the annual reports required under existing law and that the Department has already made changes to their website in response to House Bill No. 66. The changes the Department has made makes education-related data more user friendly for the public, including links to the reports from more webpages and instructional videos to help people use the data.
Specifically, House Substitute No. 1 for House Bill No. 66 differs from House Bill No. 66 as follows:
1. Does not require the ability to generate side-by-side comparisons of the Education Profiles for multiple schools or school districts so that data for multiple entities can be reviewed at the same time. This requirement is being removed because changes have been made to make these comparisons more accessible and because of the cost required to generate the side-by-side comparisons.
2. Changes the term “Education Profile” to “education-related data” to reflect the broad range of data that the Department publishes, in addition to the annual reports required under existing State and federal law.
3. Does not delay implementation of the new requirements.
This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual which includes revisions to clarify repetitive, confusing, or contradictory language.

Statutes affected:
Original Text: 14.124, 14.401
HS 1 Original Text: 14.124, 14.401