Westerville News & Public Opinion

Westerville schools meet all 24 standards, earn A's, B's and C's

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Westerville City Schools earned As, Bs and Cs on the state’s latest report card.

The district met all 24 academic indicators, earning an A in that category.

The district also earned a B on the performance index, which was 102.7. The performance index is a scoring system based on how students perform on state tests.

The district also did well in the value-added categories, which judged how much progress students make in one school year.

The district earned an overall A grade in the category, with a grade of C for value-added for gifted students and A's for value-added for disabled students and the lowest 20 percent of students.

A grade of C assumes students learned the expected amount of material in one school year.

In annual measurable objectives, which replaces the old adequate-yearly-progress category, the district earned a C.

The district’s four-year graduation rate was 92.1 percent, or a B letter grade. The district’s five-year graduation rate, which was 92.5 percent, earned the district a B.

The 2012-13 report card marks the first year the districts have earned letter grades, as the state transitions to a new report-card system.

For the past several years, Westerville has earned Excellent or Excellent with Distinction markings.

The new report card assigns districts letter grades in several categories, with a plan to have all districts marked with one overall letter grade in 2015.

The state has not yet revealed how districts' overall letter grades would be calculated.