|Schools get long-delayed report cards|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, February 28, 2013 2:01 PM|
COLUMBUS — Area school districts fared well as the final two elements of the 2011-12 state report cards from the Ohio Department of Education were released on Wednesday. The additional data for Ohio’s 614 traditional public school districts had been delayed since August because of a statewide attendance-tampering investigation.
Newly-released information was the overall performance index for each district and building and the “value-added” measure that rates students’ annual academic growth. The assessments give parents and other members of the public a snapshot of each school’s year-over-year performance and how it compares with state education standards.
Ohio’s performance index scale are designated academic emergency, academic watch, continuous improvement, effective, excellent and excellent with distinction.
Jefferson Middle School was also named a School of Promise. To help close achievement gaps in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education developed the Schools of Promise program to identify, recognize and highlight schools that are making substantial progress in ensuring high achievement for all students.
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