Johnstown-Monroe Superintendent Dale Dickson said he generally is pleased with studetns' performance on state tests taken during the 2014-15 school year.

Johnstown-Monroe Superintendent Dale Dickson said he generally is pleased with studetns' performance on state tests taken during the 2014-15 school year.

New state tests in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies were administered, with math and language-arts tests produced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

"Since it was the first time the tests were given, there is no base data to which we can compare results," Dickson said. "And since the state of Ohio has ended the use of PARCC for future testing, there will be no appropriate data to which we can compare this data in the future."

Ohio was a PARCC member until July 1.

Future tests in these subjects will be Ohio-specific tests developed by state educators with the American Institutes for Research.

The science and social-studies tests will continue to be Ohio-specific tests developed by state educators in cooperation with AIR.

Preliminary test results released Nov. 20 showed J-M students scoring proficient or above in language arts: fourth grade, 91 percent; fifth grade, 69 percent; sixth grade, 79 percent; seventh grade, 87 percent; eighth grade, 79 percent; and ninth grade, 73 percent.

District students scoring proficient or above in math were third grade, 81 percent; fourth grade, 77 percent; fifth grade, 68 percent; sixth grade, 80 percent; seventh grade, 88 percent; eighth grade, 53 percent; Algebra I, 74 percent; and geometry, 100 percent.

Students scoring proficient or above in science were fifth grade, 73 percent; eighth grade, 70 percent; and high school physical science, 63 percent.

In social studies, students scoring proficient or above were fourth grade, 91 percent; sixth grade, 83 percent; high school American government, 81 percent; and high school American history, 71 percent.

Dickson said he anticipates the release of state report cards in two parts early next year, with an initial report in mid-January and the rest of the information arriving in late February.

According to the Ohio Department of Education, an initial report card will be released Thursday, Jan. 14, including grades on three components: K-3 literacy, graduation rates and prepared for success.

On Feb. 25, the department is scheduled to release grades on the achievement, gap closing and progress components, plus information about gifted education and district spending.

The February release also is expected to include report cards for career-technical and dropout-recovery schools.

For complete preliminary test result data, go online to education.ohio.gov.