The Canal Winchester Times

Canal Winchester earns mostly A’s and B’s on new report card


Canal Winchester schools received high marks on most of the areas of the new state report card released Aug. 22 by the Ohio Department of Education.

The district met 22 of 24 state standards, earning an A in that category for the 2012-13 year. It earned a Performance Index grade of B and an overall Value-Added grade of A.

Performance Index measures the achievement of all students enrolled for a school year.

Value-Added measures how much academic progress students make in a school year.

The district received a B for its four-year graduation rate and an A for its five-year graduation rate.

The district’s gap-closing grade was a D; gap-closing takes in to account the grades the district receives for students with disabilities, gifted students and the lowest 20 percent in achievement.

There is not yet an overall letter grade given to districts on the revamped state report card. That won’t happen until 2015, according to the ODE.