School district report cards released

By Wayne Gates – 

The Ohio Department of Education released report cards on all state school districts on Sept. 14.
Districts were evaluated in six different catagories, including academic performance tests, graduation rates and overall student progress.
The first grade issued to districts was Achievement.
According to the ODE, “The Indicators Met measure represents student performance on state tests. They are based on a series of up to 26 state tests that measure the percent of students proficient or higher in a grade and subject. Schools and districts also are evaluated on the gifted indicator, giving them up to 27 possible indicators.
The Performance Index measures the achievement of every student, not just whether or not he or she reaches “proficient.” Districts and schools receive points for every student’s level of achievement. The higher the student’s level, the more points the school earns toward its index. This rewards schools and districts that improve the performance of highest- and lowest-performing students.”
Achievement Grades

Eastern Overall D
Performance Index 73.6%  C
Indicators Met 12.5%  F

Fayetteville Overall D
Performance Index 73.5%  C
Indicators Met 12.5%  F

Georgetown Overall D
Performance Index 72.7%  C
Indicators Met 20.8%  F

Western Brown Overall D
Performance Index 68.5%  D
Indicators Met 4.2%  F

Ripley Overall D
Performance Index 66.4%  D
Indicators Met 12.5%  F

The next component is Gap Closing, which shows how well schools are meeting the needs of students who are behind on language arts, math and graduation rates.

Gap Closing Grades

Eastern F
Fayetteville F
Georgetown C
Ripley D
Western Brown F

The next component is K-3 Literacy, which measures the goal to get struggling readers to proficiency level.

K-3 Literacy Grades

Eastern B
Fayetteville F
Georgetown C
Ripley C
Western Brown D

The next component is Progress, which measures growth that students are showing compared to their past performance.  Four groups are tracked.  They are Overall, Gifted, Lowest 20% and Students with Disabilities.

Progress Grades

Eastern Total A
Overall A
Gifted B
Lowest 20% A
Disabilities A

Fayetteville Total B
Overall B
Gifted NR
Lowest 20% A
Disabilities F

Georgetown Total B
Overall A
Gifted NR
Lowest 20% A
Disabilities C

Western Brown Total B
Overall A
Gifted C
Lowest 20% A
Disabilities C

Ripley Total F
Overall F
Gifted NR
Lowest 20% F
Disabilities F

The next component is Graduation Rates, which measures how many students graduate in four years and five years.

 Graduation Grades

Eastern Overall B
4 year rate 91.2%
5 year rate 93%

Fayetteville Overall A
4 year rate 95.1%
5 year rate 94.4%

Georgetown Overall A
4 year rate 94.9%
5 year rate 96.1%

Western Brown Overall B
4 year rate 89.7%
5 year rate 89.4%

Ripley Overall B
4 year rate 89.7%
5 year rate 92.6%

The last component is Prepared for Success, which measures how well students are prepared for future opportunities.
According to the ODE,  “A district earns 1 point for every student who earns any of the following:     ACT or SAT remediation-free scores, An Honors Diploma, or Twelve points through an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in one of 13 high-demand career fields.”

Prepared for Success Grades

Eastern F
Fayetteville D
Georgetown D
Ripley D
Western Brown F