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Ohio Schools Get Their Report Cards

Posted On August 23, 2013

image(Harrison, Oh.) – School districts across Ohio are reacting to their new report cards.

 

The Ohio Department of Education released the 2012-2013 school year assessments on Thursday. It is the first time Ohio has given the school grades in an A through F letter grade scale, much like Indiana has done for the past couple years.

 

But how the letter grades are determined is more complex than a student’s report card.  The department considered four measures: achievement, gap closing, progress, and graduation rates.

 

This year’s report does not give schools and districts overall grades. Those will be added next year.

 

Southwest Local School District excelled with an A in standards met, a B in performance index, and an A in overall value-added. The district’s schools earned all A’s and B’s in those three areas, except for a C in overall value-added at Crosby Elementary School.

 

“We’re happy with what we have,” said Southwest Local Schools Superintendent Christ Brown. “We got some work to do. Out of the nine grades we got five A’s, a B, two C’s, and one F.”

 

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The district’s A’s came in standards met, overall value added, gifted value added, disabled value-added, and lowest 20 percent value-added. The B was in performance index. C’s were given in four-year graduation rate for 2012 and five-year graduation rate for 2011. The F was in annual measurable objectives, which considers achievement gaps between the general student populace and certain subgroups such as ethnic minorities and disadvantaged students.

 

“We made gains with those (subgroup) kids, we just didn’t make them as high as the state wanted us to,” Brown said.

 

Brown said he felt the school district is on the right track and trusts students, teachers, and principals to get each school building back to where it needs to be. The district is doing more with high school freshman and middle school students this year to set them on a path to graduation.

 

Three Rivers Local Schools’ report card mirrored Southwest Local’s with A in standards met, a B in performance index, and an A in overall value-added. In the nine grading categories, the district was given A’s in standards met, overall value-added, four-year graduation rate 2012 and five-year graduation rate 2011. A B was earned in performance index. Four C grades covered gifted added-value, disabled added-value, lowest 20-percent added-value, and annual measurable objectives.

 

Three rivers’ individual schools earned a mix of A’s and B’s. Miami Heights Elementary was not rated in any category. Taylor High School was not rated for overall value-added.

 

More details on the grades and how they are determined can be found at http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.

 

 

SOUTHWEST LOCAL SCHOOLS


SCHOOL

STANDARDS MET

PERFORMANCE INDEX

OVERALL VALUE-ADDED

District

A

B

A

Crosby Elementary School

A

B

C

Harrison Elementary School

A

B

A

Harrison Middle School

A

B

A

Miamitown Elementary School

B

B

A

Whitewater Valley Elementary School

B

B

A

William Henry Harrison High School

A

B

NR

 

 

 

THREE RIVERS LOCAL SCHOOLS


SCHOOL

STANDARDS MET

PERFORMANCE INDEX

OVERALL VALUE-ADDED

District

A

B

A

Charles T Young Elementary School

A

B

B

Miami Heights Elementary School

NR

NR

NR

Taylor High School

A

B

NR

Three Rivers Middle School

A

B

A