How CPS Uses Data
At CPS, our work is focused on ensuring that every student graduates from high school with the skills required to be prepared for college and the 21st century workplace. As a part of these efforts, CPS continually measures the progress our students make. As a district, we use this information to make decisions about where resources and funding should go, and about what types of supports to provide to teachers. We hope that parents also can use this information to make informed decisions about the education of their children.
The CPS Performance website and data is managed by the Office of Accountability. A key goal of Accountability is to increase transparency about how the district uses data, and to ensure that reporting about school performance is easily accessible to the public.
Check Your Child's Progress
The Parent Portal is a unique web-based tool that allows you to securely view your child's grades and attendance, to register to receive e-mail or text notifications when your child is absent or when his or her grades drop below a point you specify, and to communicate directly with your child's teachers.
Request data, conduct research, and view CPS research reports.
Learn about assessments administered at CPS, check assessment calendars, and request testing materials.
To watch a webinar providing an overview of the measures used in CPS Accountability, click here. The PowerPoint slides that accompany the webinar can be downloaded below.
Overview of Measures Used in CPS Accountability Webinar Slides
Download CPS performance reports at the school and district level on accountability, assessment scores, demographic information, student and parent survey results, etc.
Office of Accountability
42 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602