The Ohio Department of Education released the 2017 report cards on Sept. 14. The report cards reflect the 2016-2017 school year and provide a snapshot into how school districts performed on a series of state measures. Rocky River’s Performance Index score, which measures student success on state tests, was 109 – the second-highest score in the state.
There are six main components on ODE’s Local Report Card:
Achievement: Represents the number of students who passed the state tests and how well they performed. Rocky River received a component grade of A, which is calculated using the number of indicators met (A) and performance index (A).
Progress: Reflects the growth all students are making based on their past performance. Rocky River received an A.
Gap Closing: How well schools are meeting the performance expectations for all students and subgroups. Rocky River received an A.
Graduation Rate: Percent of students who are successfully finishing high school in four or five years. Rocky River received an A.
K-3 Literacy: How successful a school is at keeping struggling readers on track to proficiency in kindergarten through grade 3. Rocky River received a B.
Prepared for Success: How well prepared students are for the future. It includes college entrance exam remediation-free scores, Honors Diplomas, Advanced Placement exam scores, and College Credit Plus credits. Rocky River received a B.
These tests inform the district about areas where it is succeeding and where it needs to improve. Our administrators and teachers will use this data, among others, to make decisions about how to achieve our mission statement to be globally competitive, offer exceptional opportunities, provide a caring environment and produce successful students.
“The capacity, collaboration and creativity of our staff plays a very large part in our students’ achievement – not just on state assessments, but throughout the school year as well,” said Assistant Superintendent Elizabeth Anderson. “This, coupled with the continued support we receive from the community and our parents, leads to successful students who are capable of high achievement.”