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Upper Arlington schools earn A for meeting all 24 state standards


Upper Arlington City Schools met all 24 standards on the latest state report card, earning a letter grade of A for that section.

The report included letter grades that were not as stellar, though, including two C grades.

The Ohio Department of Education released state report card data Aug. 22, with a new five-component grading system replacing ratings like “excellent with distinction,” which Upper Arlington earned on last year’s state report card.

The district’s Performance Index was 107.2 on the new report card, earning a grade of B for that component.

On Value Added, which measures how much academic growth students make over the course of a year, the district earned A's in overall value added, gifted value added and disabled value added, but it received a C for those students in the lowest 20 percent.

Annual measurable objectives (AMO) replaced adequate yearly progress this year and measures how student ethnic groups and students with disabilities perform according to state benchmarks. The district earned a C in that category.

In both four- and five-year graduation rates, however, the district earned an A.

The state is expected to average the grades on all components by the 2015 state report card and give each Ohio district an overall grade.