SWCS gets C for meeting 17 of 24 standards
The South-Western City School District earned a C grade for meeting 17 of 24 standards on the new state report card issued Aug. 22.
Under the new letter-grade system, the district earned more C's than A's and earned received an F in the gap-closing category.
The report card is for the 2012-13 school year.
The letter grades replace rating categories such as "excellent" and "effective" under the old system. Under the previous state report card, which evaluated the 2011-12 school year, South-Western met 20 of 26 standards and earned an excellent rating.
South-Western earned a C grade for meeting 17 of the 24 state standards for the 2012-13 school year.
The district also earned a C for its Performance Index score, which measures the achievement of all students enrolled for a school year.
South-Western earned an overall grade of A for Value Added, which measures how much academic progress students make in a school year.
The district received C grades for both its four-year and five-year graduation rates.
Districts will not receive an overall letter grade until 2015.
Read the full story in the Aug. 29 edition of ThisWeek Grove City Record.