Olentangy Valley News

Olentangy nearly makes straight A's

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The Olentangy Local School district met all 24 state standards, according to report cards issued Thursday, Aug. 22, by the Ohio Department of Education.

For the first time, the department awarded districts with letter grades instead of designations such as “Excellent” or “Excellent with Distinction.”

Districts won’t receive overall letter grades until the 2015 report cards are released, but letter grades were assigned to districts in nine categories, including performance index and value added.

Olentangy received an A grade for meeting all of the state’s standards during the 2012-13 school year, which require that a minimum of 80 percent of students pass the 24 state achievement tests.

The district received A grades in all but one category. It missed earning an A by 0.3 percentage points for its performance index score, which was 107.5 out of a total 120. Because the performance index score was at 89.6 percent, Olentangy received a B grade in that category.

The performance index measures the achievement level of every student who was enrolled for the entire year. Last year’s enrollment numbers were listed at 17,091.

The report card also showed that 97.8 percent of Olentangy’s high school students graduate in four years.

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