By Anna DeWine
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek City School District received its 2015-2016 report card rankings from the Ohio Department of Education on Thursday.
After analysis of the report card, Superintendent Paul Otten believed the data to contain both encouraging results and reasons for future improvements.
“Our district report card is only one of many components we use to measure student success. We are always striving to improve and our report card gives us that opportunity. There are some very encouraging results in our report card and some results fall short of our high expectations. The data will allow us to craft instructional methods that help students exceed their potential in the classroom and attain 21st century readiness. With our outstanding teaching and support staff, our community can expect this district to keep moving in the right direction,” Otten said.
The district received an 81.7 percent or “B” in the achievement component, which represents the number of students who passed the state tests and indicates how well they performed on them.
Under the gap closing component, the district received a 59.6 percent or “F”. This component shows how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for the “most vulnerable populations of students” in English language arts, math and graduation.
The K-3 literacy component measures whether students are learning to read in kindergarten through third grade, and how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond. The district received a 50.9 percent or “C”.
The school district earned an “A” in progress, which looks at the growth students have made since past performances.
They received an “A” in overall value-added, “A” in gifted value-added, “B” in lowest 20 percent in achievement value-added, and “A” in students with disabilities value-added.
As for the graduation rate component, which represents the percentage of students who entered ninth grade and graduated four or five years later, the district received an overall “A.” The grade represents 97.1 percent of students graduating in four years and 97.6 percent of students graduating in five years.
The “prepared for success” measure looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students, training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, are for the future. The district received a “C” grade in this category.