MOUNT VERNON — The new school district report cards were released by the Ohio Department of Education on Thursday, and computer glitches which made accessing the information difficult on Thursday continued into Friday.
The News has obtained partial data from ODE. The data provided with the new report cards range from attendance figures to ACT average scores to test scores in reading, math, science and social studies at several grade levels, to graduation rates for the past three years.
Schools and districts will no longer receive labels like “Excellent” or “Continuous Improvement.” In its place, they will receive letter grades on several measures in the same way a student receives grades for his or her classes.
The new report card will be phased in over several years. In coming months, the State Board of Education will be working with educators and communities to determine how to award letter grades in categories previously not rated. There will be no component or overall grades until August 2015.
One familiar benchmark returning this year is a number indicating how many state standards [called indicators last year] the school district met. Fredericktown met 24 of 24 standards for a letter grade of A; Centerburg, East Knox and North Fork met 23 of 24 standards, for a letter grade of A; Mount Vernon’s 22 of 24 brought it an A and Danville met 17 of 24, earning a C.
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