Granville Schools demonstrate student growth by earning “Excellent” rating on 2011-2012 Local Report Card
The Granville School District were rated “Excellent". The 2011-2012 Local Report Card was issued by the Ohio Department of Education in February, 2012. This is the thirteenth consecutive year that the district has received the “Excellent” rating. All of the schools in our district earned an "Excellent" rating.
“The most important take-away from this year’s report card is that Granville Schools made substantial growth among all student populations,” said Superintendent Jeff Brown. “Not only did our students have high test scores, more of our students enjoyed those same results. And, in our smaller, special student populations, we had growth. This is reflective of our mission of providing superior educational experiences for our students in a personal learning environment.”
The Granville Schools met all 26 State Indicators. The district’s graduation rate was 99.5 percent, and the attendance rate was 96.0 percent. Districts and schools meet State Indicators by meeting performance targets for the Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA), the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT), graduation rate and attendance rate.
The district earned a Performance Index (PI) of 108.3 This is the highest PI score in the district’s history and places the Granville Schools among top-performing districts in Ohio. This ranks Granville in the top 4% of the all schools in Ohio
“The district has increased its Performance Index score every year, demonstrating our ability to provide a very high level of learning for students,” said Superintendent Brown. “I believe this district can keep moving the needle forward on the Performance Index and raise that number even higher.”
The Performance Index, which ranges from 0 to 120, is a weighted average that is determined by considering the level of achievement of every student on every state achievement test taken throughout the 2011-2012 school year. If every student scored at a proficient level, the PI for the district would be 100.
The district and all four schools met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measure. All of Granville’s subgroups met AYP outright or fulfilled AYP requirements through two-year or growth calculations.
“The Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP measure this year showed that 77 percent of our special education students met or surpassed the state benchmarks, that’s higher than the 75 percent passage rate required for proficiency,” continued Mr. Brown.
Adequate Yearly Progress is a federally-required component of Ohio’s accountability system that holds districts and schools accountable for the achievement of each student subgroup, including racial and ethnic groups, low-income students, limited English proficient students and students with disabilities. The AYP measure can illustrate achievement gaps that exist in achievement between groups of students. In 2009-2010, 46 percent of Ohio’s districts and 61 percent of buildings met AYP goals.
The Value-Added rating represents the progress a district has made with its students since last school year. On the last Local Report Card, the Granville Schools improved one level by the Value Added rating. This year the district met the Value-Added rating achieved in 2010-2011.
“Growth is probably the greatest indicator of the schools impact on student achievement,” stated Mr. Brown. “In a high-achieving school district, we must challenge our students to progress to the highest levels of performance in all areas.”
In contrast, achievement scores represent students’ performance at a point in time. A score of “Above” indicates greater than one year of progress has been achieved; “Met” indicates one year of progress has been achieved; “Below” indicates less than one year of progress has been achieved. Granville Schools earned a Value-Added rating of “Above.”
“Combined with all of our district’s achievements in the arts and athletics, Granville Schools continue to provide excellence in education,” concluded Mr. Brown.
Note: Please visit www.reportcard.ohio.gov to access the Local Report Card PDFs and other accountability resources.