Carrollton schools lead area in report card grades

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By Carol McIntire

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The Ohio Department of Education last week released the second part of the 2015 Ohio Report cards for school districts in Ohio.

The scores indicate how students performed on state tests during the past school year, if districts and schools reduced achievement gaps for various demographic groups, regardless of race, ethnicity or disability and if students in grades 4-8 gained a year’s worth of growth in the subjects of math and reading. The scores also grade the districts on their graduation rate.

As predicted the scores were lower than usual. Part of the reason is because students scored lower on state tests compared to the previous year when they were administered the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests. The most recent tests, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers was reported to be more rigorous.

Grades in area school districts ranged from A’s to F’s.

Carrollton received C’s in both areas of Achievement. The first grade was for “How many students passed the test” (performance index) and the second was for “How well students did on the state test (indicators met).

In the Gap Closing category, the district also received a C. The grade answers the question: “Is every student succeeding, regardless of income, race, ethnicity or disability?”

The district received an A in three of the four Progress categories. The category rates the district progress for grades 4-8 in math and reading and determines if they received a full year’s growth in the subject areas. Carrollton received A’s in the overall, gifted and lowest 20 percent in achievement categories and a C in the students with disabilities category.

Carrollton received a B in the Graduation category of “How many ninth graders graduate in four years?” with a 92.2 percent grade and an A in “How many ninth graders graduate in five years?” with 97.3 percent.

“Even though the state report card is only one measure of student success, I am proud of our teachers, staff, students and parents who make the district successful,” said Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi. “There are many great incentives going on in our district from academics to athletics and the arts.”

 

Carrollton’s scores by far exceeded those of other area districts.

Brown Local received grades of C (performance index) and D (indicators met) for Achievement. In the Progress category, the district received an F in the value added overall category, a C for gifted, C for the lowest 20 percent in achievement and a B for students with disabilties.

The district received two A’s for Graduation Rates.

Conotton Valley received a C (performance index) and an F (indicators met) in Achievement. The district received an F in Gap Closing as well.

In the Progress category measuring the progress of students in grades 4-8 in math and readiing, the district received a C in overall, A in the lowest 20 percent in achievement and an A in students with disabilities.

The district received an A in ninth graders who graduate in four years and a B in ninth graders who graduate in five years.

Minerva Local Schools received a C (performance index) and D in indicators met in the Achievement category, an F in Gap Closing and Fs in all four categories of Progress. The district received Bs for both Graduation categories.

Sandy Valley Local Schools received a C (performance index) and D (indicators met) in the Achievement category and a D in Gap Closing.

For Progress for students in grades 4-8 in math and reading, the district received a D in overall, C in gifted, C in lowest 20 in achievement and an F in students with disabilities.

The district received a B for Graduation in the percent of ninth graders who graduate in four years and an A for the number who graduate in five years.

Edison Local School District received a C (performance index) and D (indicators met) in Achievement and an F in Gap Closing.

For the Progress category, the district received an F in overall, a D in gifted and Cs for lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities.

The district received an A for the percentage of ninth graders who graduate in four years and a B for the number who graduate in five years.