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.
For the Avon Local School District, the news was good.
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 and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year. 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.
Still, the information released showed the Avon School District was performing well.
"It is much along the lines of where we expected to be,” Superintendent of Schools Michael Laub said. “Obviously were pleased to see we met all the indicators that are available. Next is to step up as a team and district and compare the numbers to the past and to similar districts.
“But overall, pretty good."
Here’s a look at how Avon schools performed:
- 96.4 percent of students graduated within four years.
- The district met adequate yearly progress.
- The district has a value-added score of “met,” which means that, overall, students in grades 3 to 8 learn as expected in a year.
You can download all of the available data, including test scores from grades 3 through 8 on reading, math and science on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Here's the scores from the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) for Avon's grades 10 and 11 (percent passed):
- OGT Reading– 95.0
- OGT Writing – 98.2
- OGT Math – 93.6
- OGT Science - 90
- OGT Social Studies – 95
- OGT Reading – 98.8
- OGT Writing – 98.8
- OGT Math – 96.1
- OGT Science – 96.1
- OGT Social Studies – 96.9