Achievement score continues to improve for Loveland City School District
Posted Friday, September 12, 2014
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has released its annual report analyzing performance for school districts across the state. Using A-F letter grades, ODE debuted this revised report card rating system for the Ohio School Report Cards last fall. As the rating system is so new, districts do not yet receive an overall grade; performance is based on six key areas, including:
• Achievement – Student passage and performance on annual state achievement tests
• Progress – Student growth during the course of one school year
• Graduation Rate – Reflects the school’s or district’s graduation rate
• Gap Closing – Compares performance of students with various incomes, races, ethnicities or disabilities
• K-3 Literacy – Relates to Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee
• Prepared for Success – Measures student college/career readiness (there are no letter grades for these measures)
“Our academic mission is simple – grow every Tiger; I believe the growth we made as a district for all students on the achievement score is an indicator that we are on the correct path,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “Two years in a row, Loveland has met 100 percent of our academic indicators. We also continue to hold a high percentage in our Graduation Rate for our students.
“We always keep in mind that the state report card doesn’t show the complete picture of the way we do business – it is merely a snapshot of our district. However, the value this report does add to our administrative team is it reveals areas where there is room for us to have significant positive impact. We did experience a slip in our Gap Closing score, and we are developing ways to address this. We expect to see a significant return on the investment we made in the five-week Tigers’ Adventures In Learning (TAIL) summer program, which will benefit students who need extra support in math and reading.”
Click here to access the 2013-14 Local Report Card for the Loveland City School District as presented by the Ohio Department of Education.