Ohio Department of Education Local Report Card: Loveland City School District
Posted Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Loveland City School District is pleased to share district performance as measured by the redesigned Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Local Report Card (LRC). Individual schools and districts will not receive an overall grade for the next two years as the state adjusts the new grading procedures. This year each school receives a letter grade for nine measures, and the district is then graded as a whole on those nine measures.
What the grades represent:
The measures, and the grades earned by the district are as follows:
- “A” and “B” – students have exceeded expected growth during the course of year
- “C” – students have achieved expected progress during the course of the year
- “D” – students have not achieved the expected progress during the course of the year
This grade combines two results for students who took the state tests. The first result answers the question – How many students passed the state test? The second result answers the question – How well did students do on the state test?
Performance Index – “B”
Indicators Met – “A”
This grade shows how well all students are doing in reading, math, and graduation. It answers the question – Is every student succeeding, regardless of income, race, culture or disability?
Annual Measurable Objectives – “B”
This is your district’s average progress for its students in math and reading, grades 4-8. It looks at how much each student learns in a year. Did the students get a year’s worth of growth? Did they get more? Did they get less?
Value-Added Overall – “A”
Gifted – “D”
Lowest 20% in Achievement – “C”
Students with Disabilities – “D”
This grade answers the question – How many ninth graders graduate in four years or five years?
93.7% of students graduated in 4 years – “A”
95.4% of students graduated in 5 years – “A”
“We are pleased by the strength the district showed on multiple measures – exceeding expectations in six – a majority – of the measures examined; that is the expectation we set for ourselves – that we will exceed state expectations,” said Kimberly Pietsch Miller, assistant superintendent, teaching and learning. “There is always room to grow. Even before the Ohio Department of Education released the results of the redesigned Local Report Card, our administration was examining both the gifted program and the progress of our students with disabilities in an effort to improve instruction and access for those two groups of students. Going into this new year, we already put a plan in place to work on these areas – it is a focus for the district, and we do expect improvement.”
To view the 2012-13 Local Report Card for the Loveland City School District as presented by the Ohio Department of Education click here.
In addition, the district recently shared a debut report called the Quality Profile to provide parents and community members a more comprehensive view of the work the district is doing to serve students.
To view the 2012-13 Quality Profile click here.