Streetsboro — The Streetsboro City Schools met 21 of 24 tested standards on the district’s first Local Report Card featuring A-F grades, released by the Ohio Department of Education Aug. 22.
The tested areas it did not pass were fifth-grade reading, math and science.
The district received a “B” in for its performance index grade, which “measures the achievement of every student, not just whether or not they reach ‘proficient,’” according to ODE overview.
That enables a district to get credit for high performing students who start out “proficient” and excel beyond that level, and it also credits students at the low end who might not have become “proficient” but improved, nonetheless.
“The performance index at Campus [Elementary School] was the highest it’s ever been,” said Aireane Curtis, the district's curriculum director. “And it was the highest in the district, so we’re excited about that.”
Campus Elementary School’s performance index was 103.1, and the lowest building, Henry Defer Intermediate School, received a performance index score of 94.7.
She said the district is working to make sure the curriculum reflects the material on the test.
“We have dedicated teachers in our buildings who want our students to be successful, and I think that’s huge,” she said, adding the administration’s job is to find ways to help teachers do their jobs well.
For more, see next week's edition of the Streetsboro Gateway News.