User's Guide: Reading the Reports
School Report – Page 1
Field 3: Demographic profile
WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT
You are looking at a demographic description of who is in the
school. The pie charts show the percentages of the total school
population who are identified with the characteristics that are
described in detail below.
WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
You are looking to get a sense of the school’s composition and
Eligibility for subsidized lunch
Eligible for free or reduced (price) lunch: students whose
family incomes fall
below certain income (poverty or near-poverty) guidelines. This
indicates the percent of students who were eligible for free or
lunches in October 2001.
Not Eligible: Students whose
family income falls outside the low-income
guidelines as of October 2001.
Asian/Pacific Islander: A student having origins in any of
the original peoples of
the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands, e.g., China,
the Philippine Islands and Samoa.
Black: A student having
origins in any of the African-American racial groups, not
including people of Hispanic origins.
Hispanic: A student
of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American
or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
American: A student having origins in any of the original
peoples of North
America, including American Indians, Eskimos and Aleuts.
A student having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe,
Africa, the Middle East or the Indian subcontinent.
or bilingual education
Bilingual: A student who receives instruction in
English and another
language to support content-area learning while learning English as
English as a Second Language: A student who
receives content area
instruction solely in English while learning English as a second
In both programs: A student who receives
instruction for a part of the day
in both a bilingual and an ESL program.
Part-time regular/resource program: A student whose
Program (IEP) services are provided in alternate or regular
education settings for
less than 50% of the school day or week.
program: A student whose Individual Educational Program (IEP)
services are provided outside of the regular education classroom for
50% of the school day or week.
While the data for the other pie charts are collected by the
school and apply to the school as a whole, individual test-takers
report the highest level of their parents’ education directly on the
test materials. Thus, the pie chart for parents’ education applies
only to the children in the one grade who took the test. However,
for elementary schools we use the parents’ education level as
reported by students on the highest grade tested within that school
because the information is more reliable than the data from lower