North Union Local School District News Article

New State Report Card

The New State Report Card was released on Thursday, August 22, 2013. This new digital version can be found on the web at http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/. If you would like to have a paper copy of this report, please contact the office of your child’s school.

North Union’s data is very much the same as last year. North Union passed all of the State’s Testing Indicators and had a Performance Index of over 100. All “Value Added” data shows that our teachers were able to academically “grow” the majority of students above the State average. According to the “old” system, that would give our district an “Excellent with Distinction” rating for the second year in a row.

The New Report Card is an ABC system. In the new system a “C” means that you have “met” the standard and an “A” means you have “far exceeded” the standard. There are six (6) report card categories, each having their own subcategories of letter grades. This year the district will be graded on four (4) of the six (6) categories. The remaining two (2) categories will be phased in by the State over the next two (2) years. This year the State will not give an overall grade for the district. This will take place in future years as the entire report card requirements come online. North Union was given the following letter grades in the four (4) categories listed below.

  1. Achievement: State Testing Indicators = A
    Performance Index = B
  2. Graduations Rate: ( 4 and 5 year Cohort) Both Categories = C
  3. Value Added: (Student Achievement Growth) Overall = A
    (Sub-Categories: Gifted, Students with Disabilities) Lowest 20% All = C
  4. GAP Closing or Annual Measurable Objective (AMO):
    (Sub– Category such as Economically Disadvantaged): = C

In order to comply with the New Report Card, the district will have to “raise the bar” academically and make adjustments to be able to exceed the standards set by the Governor, State Legislators, State Board of Education, and the Ohio Department of Education.

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