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How Cuyahoga Falls, Woodridge school districts performed on state report cards

From Staff Reports Published: September 18, 2016 12:00 AM

The Ohio Department of Education on Sept. 15 issued report card results for the 2015-16 school year. This was the first time that a letter grade was issued for the overall categories such as Achievement and Gap Closing. Here is a quick look at how the Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge school districts performed.

Cuyahoga Falls City School District

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District earned an overall grade of D on the category of Achievement, with a C on the Performance Index (71 percent) and an F on Indicators met (40 percent). On Gap Closing, the district had an F with annual measurable objectives met coming in at 26.1 percent. The Falls Schools earned a C on K-3 Literacy (46. 1 percent). Falls Schools scored an A on Progress with an A coming in for all four value-added categories: overall, gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities. They had a C on Graduation Rate with a C for 87.2 percent of students graduating in four years and a B earned for 92.1 percent of students graduating in five years. Under Prepared for Success, the district earned a C.

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District's 2014-15 report card (which came out in March) yielded the following results:

The district met 21 out of 31 indicators (67.7 percent), earning a grade of D in that category. The district garnered a C in the Performance Index category (88.9 points out of a possible 120, 74.1 percent). The district earned an F in the category of Progress, which measured the progress for all students in math and reading in grades 4 through 8. Breaking down the Progress category into the following subgroups, Cuyahoga Falls received an F in terms of gifted students, an F for students in the lowest 20 percent and an F in students with disabilities. The district garnered an F for Gap Closing (40.2 percent of objectives met) and a B (89.8 percent) and a B (92.8 percent) on four-year and five-year graduation rates, respectively.

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Woodridge Local School District

On the 2015-16 report card, The Woodridge Local School District earned an overall grade of C on the category of Achievement, with a C on the Performance Index (72.5 percent) and an F on Indicators met (37.9 percent). On Gap Closing, the district had an F with annual measurable objectives met coming in at 45.1 percent. The Woodridge Schools earned a D on the K-3 Literacy (39.3 percent). Woodridge Schools scored an A on Progress with an A coming in for all four value-added categories: overall, gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement and students with disabilities. They had a B on Graduation Rate with an A for 93.4 percent of students graduating in four years and a B earned for 92.6 percent of students graduating in five years. Under Prepared for Success, the district earned a C.

Woodridge Local School District's 2014-15 report yielded the following results:

Woodridge garnered a 93.4 out of a possible 120 (or 77.8 percent for a grade of C) on the Performance Index and met 29 out of 33 indicators (87.9 percent for a grade of B). The district earned an F in the category of Progress, which measured the progress for all students in math and reading in grades 4 through 8. Breaking down the Progress category into the following subgroups, Woodridge received an F in terms of gifted students, a C for students in the lowest 20 percent and a D in students with disabilities. The district garnered an F for Gap Closing (37 percent of objectives met) and a B (89.7 percent) and an A (97.4 percent) on four-year and five-year graduation rates, respectively.

The tests and the way they're measured have changed. (See story that begins on Page 1).


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