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Preliminary School State Report Card Data Released

There are no overall ratings yet, but Cleveland Heights-University Heights parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rate and adequate yearly progress.

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.

Krista Hawthorne September 27, 2012 at 03:29 PM
This article references a dramatic change in graduation rates from '09-'10 to '10-'11 but fails to point out that the calculation of graduation rates has changed for the Ohio State Report Card. Comparing the new "on-time" graduation rates for any Ohio schools to the old calculation makes is seem like there has been a significant decrease in the number of students graduating which is not accurate.
Michelle Simakis (Editor) September 27, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Thanks for your comment, Krista. I'm working on a follow-up article (as the note above mentions) and contacted the district yesterday about the changes in calculation. This article was just meant to announce the numbers that are now available, and also points out they are preliminary and can change. CH-UH Supt. Doug Heuer sent a statement and I'm just waiting to hear from the DOE.
Michelle Simakis (Editor) September 28, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Hi, Krista. Here's the article with more details about the change in calculation rates. Thanks again for your comment. http://patch.com/A-ykMp

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