Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education today released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year.
The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete.
The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year report card. It also includes the value-added measure—which tracks whether students make a year’s worth of growth in grades 3 to 8 for reading and math—and adequate yearly progress, which measures achievement for students by subgroup.
On its website, the department stresses that this information is preliminary and could change.
Here’s a look at how the Strongsville schools performed:
• 93.4 percent of students graduated within four years.
• The district met adequate yearly progress.
• The district has a value-added score of “above,” which means that, overall, students in grades 3 to 8 learn more than expected in a year.
You can search through the available data for districts in our interactive database above. The information was downloaded from the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Editor's note: The data above is for the 2011-2012 school report cards, but the graduation rates are always delayed. The four-year graduation rate is for the class of 2011 and the five-year graduation rate is for the class of 2010.
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