Big Walnut Local Schools earned a B on its latest report card released Sept. 12 by the Ohio Department of Education.

The district also received an overall B last year.

The district earned A’s this year in two categories: progress and the graduation rate. Last year, the progress grade was B; the graduation rate scored an A.

According to the report card, 98.4% of district students graduated in four years. The progress category judges growth that all students make based on past performance.

The district earned a B in "gap closing," a C in both achievement and improving at-risk K-3 readers, and a D in "prepared for success." Those are the same as last year's grades.

"Gap closing" rates the improvement of most-vulnerable students in English language arts, math, graduation and English language proficiency.

Achievement is defined as how students perform on state tests and other tests, plus other such indicators as chronic absenteeism.

According to the report card, 47% of the district's at-risk K-3 readers met the card's requirements.

Prepared for success rates student preparedness for work, training or college after graduation.

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2019 state report cards: central Ohio school districts