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 2011-2012 and the 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 Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools performed:
- 75.5 percent of students graduated within four years.
- 85.7 percent of students graduated within five years.
- The graduation rate in 2009-2010 (the most recent graduation numbers on the 2010-2011 report card) was 92 percent.
- The district did not meet adequate yearly progress, and it did not meet it in 2010-2011.
- The district has a value-added score of “met," which means students met the expected one year of growth for students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The district also met these standards in 2010-2011.
You can download all of the available data on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Cleveland Heights Patch is contacting the district about the preliminary results.
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.