The Dublin City School District received letter grades ranging from A’s to D’s on the latest Ohio Department of Education report card.

Dublin scored an A for its graduation rate, with a 97.5 percent four-year graduation rate, but it received its lowest marks in the area of progress and gap closing.

The progress category is a measurement of growth students are making based on past performance, and Dublin received a D.

The district also scored a D in gap closing, a measurement that shows how well schools are doing in closing the achievement gap of students based on income, race, ethnicity or disability.

The district was given C’s in achievement, which represents the number of students who passed tests and their test performance, and K-3 literacy improvement.

The district received a B in prepared for success, a measurement of how prepared students are for college and technical training.

“One of the things that we’re seeing across the board is that achievement levels are up,” said Chris Woolard, senior executive director at the Ohio Department of Education.

The K-3 literacy component, which looks at how successful a district is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in the third grade and beyond, was listed as “not rated.”

Woolard said the proper context is needed to understand the grades.

“We encourage parents and community members to talk to teachers and talk to principals,” he said.

For more on this story, read the Sept. 21 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager.

ThisWeek staff writer Thomas Gallick contributed to this story.

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