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State Report Cards Released: 'Excellent With Distinction' for Woodridge, 'Effective' for Cuyahoga Falls

Ohio Department of Education released final report card data for most districts in the state this week

After a long delay, the Ohio school report cards were released on Wednesday.

School and district report cards are usually released at the beginning of the school year, but that timeline has been pushed back while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data.

While most of the information on the report card (click the PDF attached to this article to see it) has already been released, this presents it in an easy-to-read format.

Overall rating

The news is not all that remarkable for Cuyahoga Falls. Cuyahoga Falls City Schools received an overall rating of "effective" — which is neither the highest nor the lowest rating for public school districts in Ohio. 

The six designations are Excellent with Distinction, Excellent, Effective, Continuous Improvement, Academic Watch and Academic Emergency.

Woodridge received a rating of "excellent with distinction."

Adequate yearly progress

And adequate yearly progress, AYP, was not met for Cuyahoga Falls. AYP measures achievement for students by subgroup. It was met for Woodridge.

Performance index score

There are 610 public school districts in Ohio, and all of them received a performance index score. The performance index measures student achievement based on how well each grade does on all test subjects in third through eighth grades, and also the 10th-grade standardized graduation tests. The highest score is 120 points. 

Cuyahoga Falls' performance index for the 2011-2012 school year was 99.1, while Woodridge's is 101.5.

Earl Elevant March 01, 2013 at 05:44 PM
The only hope to raise the Falls grade is to throw money at it. Here comes the levy...
wmfr March 01, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I have no problem with paying a higher tax rate to have a better school district though, it attracts families that value it and makes C-Falls a more desirable city to live in.

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