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 in 2012-2011 and graduation rates from 2010-2011. 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 Shaker Heights Schools performed:
- 84.4 percent of students graduated within four years.
- 87.4 percent of students graduated within five years.
- The district did not meet adequate yearly progress.
- The district has a value-added score of “below,” which means that, overall, students in grades 3 to 8 learned less than what is expected in a year.
You can download all of the available data on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.