Thursday, October 25, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Kent or across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating — all of Kent City Schools buildings were ranked “Excellent” or above for the 2011-2012 school year — and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on state …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
All 8 school buildings rated 'excellent' or 'excellent with distinction' by Ohio Department of Education
For the first time ever, the Kent City Schools district earned the highest possible rating from the Ohio Department of Education on the latest state report cards measuring school success. Data published Wednesday by the ODE shows Kent schools earned an "Excellent with Distinction" rating — the highest of six possible ratings issued by the state. Kent City Schools Superintendent Joseph Giancola said six of the district's eight individual buildings earned an "excellent" rating and two received an "excellent with distinction" rating. "We knew we were 'excellent' in July, but because the data publication was postponed by the Ohio Department of Education … we had to wait for confirmation," Giancola said. "And until the value-added growth (…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Compare local districts with Kent via our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education today released all of the preliminary data for the 2011-2012 state report cards. The Kent City Schools earned a rating of “Excellent with Distinction,” the highest of six designations an Ohio school district can receive. Kent City Schools Superintendent Joseph Giancola said this is the first time the district has earned the highest rating from the state. Check Kent Patch Thursday for more on the schools rating. Use our searchable database above to see how any public district in the state performed. The database includes data on the percentage of students who scored proficient or above on sections of the Ohio Achievement Assessments and the percentage of students who passed the Ohio Graduation Test, as …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Check out our searchable database to find out how Kent and other schools performed in 2011-2012 according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education so far.
Although Ohio Department of Education rankings for local school districts have been delayed, you can see how Kent City Schools and other area school districts have performed in areas such as annual yearly progress now. MORE: Report Card Data Released on Kent Schools The Ohio Department of Education released partial data from these rankings today. Check out our searchable database above to see how area schools stack up. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Thursday, September 27, 2012
No overall ratings yet, but state released date on indicators such as graduation rate and adequate yearly progress for Kent Schools
Early data show Kent City Schools are performing well academically, according to the state. Traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, but the Ohio Department of Education Wednesday released some preliminary data to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is accustomed to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. Kent City Schools Superintendent Joseph Giancola said he's confident, based on Wednesday's information and preliminary data…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
You can learn how any Ohio school district performs by using this easy online search form.
Every year the state of Ohio rates its 600-plus school districts by more than two dozen criteria, from graduation rates to how students perform on standardized tests in reading, math and other subject areas. Ratings for the school year that just ended won't be out until August, but you can get a good idea how things stand by looking at data for the 2010-2011 school year in Kent. The ratings are not without controversy, of course. Some argue that they force a "teaching-to-the-test" approach that undermines real learning. And districts with already high-achieving students say it's tough for them to meet requirements that they demonstrate year-over-year improvements. But faulty or no, the annual report card remains one of the few ways to make…
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The state department of education is releasing school district report cards at 10 a.m. today
Understanding the state's school district report cards can be tricky. Here are five tips to ensure you're reading them for what they're worth. This information can be found on the Ohio Department of Education's website. 1. The Ohio Department of Education rates districts based on how well they perform on 26 state indicators. The ratings include: • excellent with distinction • excellent • effective • continuous improvement • academic watch and • academic emergency 2. Districts must meet the state indicators at the same level as or higher than the state requirement in areas such as graduation rate, attendance rate, Ohio Graduation Tests, and third- through eighth-grade achievement. 3. The Performance Index measures student achievement based …