More than half of local school districts got at least one D or F on its report card in the state’s increasingly important “value-added” measures of student performance, a Dayton Daily News examination found.
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SCHOOLS' VALUE-ADDED GRADES
Four of the nine grades that Ohio public school districts received on the 2012-13 report card were "value-added" grades, measuring whether 4th through 8th graders made one year’s worth of academic growth in math and reading in one year’s time. These are the four groups of students in each district that are graded on value-added metrics:
- Overall (measuring all 4th to 8th grade test takers)
- Lowest 20% (those students whose state test performance was in the bottom 20 percent statewide)
- Gifted students (as identified in math, reading or superior cognitive ability)
- Students with disabilities (all test takers who have an individualized education program)
The last column, included for context, is each district's performance index, reflecting its students' overall performance on state tests.
|District Name||Overall||Lowest 20%||Gifted||Disabilities||PI score|
Source: Ohio Department of Education