Upper Arlington Schools maintained an overall grade of B on the latest report card released by the Ohio Department of Education on Sept. 12.
This is the second year for the overall letter grade provided by the ODE.
For the 2018-19 school year, Upper Arlington received three A’s, two B’s and a C in the six components of the report card.
The district received A’s in graduation rate and gap closing, which the ODE defines as well schools are meeting the performance expectations for the most vulnerable students in English language arts, math, graduation and English language proficiency.
Additionally, Upper Arlington earned an A in prepared for success, which seeks to measure how prepared students are for “future opportunities,” including moving on to college or work in technical fields.
The district received a B in achievement, which is designed to represent whether student performance on state tests met established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall and which also measures chronic absenteeism.
It also was given a B in progress, which looks at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.
The district received a C in improving at-rise K-3 readers, a measure of how successful the district is at helping at-risk K-3 readers.
Upper Arlington also received an overall grade of B for the 2017-18 school year, when it was given A’s in graduation rate and prepared for success; B’s in achievement, gap closing and progress; and a C in improving at-risk K-3 readers.
According to the ODE, state report cards are designed to evaluate districts’ and individual schools’ performances, including their successes and areas where improvement is needed.
“This information identifies schools to receive intensive supports, drives local conversations on continuous improvement and provides transparent reporting on the performance of students in foundational skills and knowledge and other important outcomes, such as graduation and college and career readiness,” the ODE website said.
“The goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all of Ohio’s students.”
====2019 state report cards: central Ohio school districts