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Big Walnut meets all standards but doesn't earn all A's


Although the Big Walnut Local School District met all 24 standards on the new state report card, some less-than-stellar letter grades popped up among its ratings.

The Ohio Department of Education released the state report cards Thursday, Aug. 22, with a new grading system in place that awards letter grades rather than the previous “Excellent” or “Continuous Improvement.”

Districts will not receive an overall letter grade until 2015, but grades were noted in out five different areas.

Big Walnut met all 24 state standards, earning an A in that category.

On Performance Index, which measures the achievement of every student enrolled for the entire school year, the district earn a B.

The district was given an A in the Value Added category, which measures how much progress students make over the course of a school year.

However, in some Value Added subcategories, such as those regarding disabled students and those in the lowest 20 percent, the district earned C grades. In addition, Big Walnut scored a D in Value Added for gifted student.