On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education gave Ohio school districts their annual performance assessments.
The Ohio Department of Education’s 2019 School Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement. This information identifies schools to receive intensive supports, drives local conversations on continuous improvement, and provides transparent reporting on the performance of students in foundational skills and knowledge and other important outcomes such as graduation and college and career readiness. The goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all of Ohio’s students. The overall grade is calculated using results in the six components: Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success.
In terms of overall district grades, Richland County school districts received the following marks:
Clear Fork C
Madison Local D
Mansfield City D
We encourage readers to visit reportcard.education.ohio.gov and search for the district or school that they are interested in. Beyond just seeing the grade given for each of the six components, users can go deeper to look at the data and measurements behind the grade. Remember that the Report Cards are only one part of the story. Visiting schools, talking to educators, parents and students, and reviewing a school’s or district’s webpage will give a fuller picture.
The Report Cards released today show ongoing improvement statewide, continuing the positive trend seen in recent years. Academic achievement is rising across Ohio in many areas and with most subgroups of students.
“This year’s report cards show continuous improvement is ongoing and that, across Ohio, we are getting better and better at challenging, preparing and empowering each child,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “We are seeing positive results from the focus on equity, partnerships and quality schools for all students. I applaud the hard work by students, teachers, parents and community members that has led to the progress we see. That said, we must keep pushing forward. We will continue to implement Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s shared strategic plan for education, and keep looking for ways to more effectively serve the state’s 1.7 million students.”
Statewide highlights include:
Student proficiency increased for the third consecutive year in both English language arts and mathematics. Overall proficiency rates increased by 0.9 percentage points in English language arts and by 0.6 percentage points in math.
All student subgroups—including students with disabilities, students of color, and students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds—increased in proficiency in math and all but one improved in English language arts.
Across the state, 56.3 percent of schools increased their Performance Index scores this year.
The four-year graduation rate has reached a new high of 85.3 percent for the class of 2018.
Approximately 9,125 more students in the class of 2018 earned dual enrollment credits compared to the class of 2017.
An additional 2,711 students earned industry-recognized credentials this year.
The number of students scoring remediation-free on the ACT or SAT increased by 2,045 compared to last year.