District Report Card
The State of Ohio released school report cards. Report cards give the community a variety of information about your local school’s academic standings in subject areas, graduation rate, academic improvement, etc. Ohio schools are graded on four criteria: state indicators, adequate yearly progress (AYP), performance index score, and value-added measure. When you combine all of your school’s results on these four criteria, you receive a rating. This year, as a district, Keystone received the rating of "Excellent with Distinction." Please read below for specific explanations and breakdowns of the report card’s results.
Explanation of Measurements
The State Indicators
Based on state assessments, as well as on attendance and graduation rates. To earn an indicator for Achievement or Graduation Tests, at least 75% of students must reach proficient or above for the given assessment. For the 11th grade Ohio Graduation Test indicator,a cumulative 85% passage rate for each assessment is required.The Performance Index Score reflects the achievement of every student enrolled for the full academic year.
The Performance Index Score
The weighted average of all tested subjects and grades. The greatest weight is given to advanced scores (1.2), and the weights decrease for each performance level. This results in a scale from 0 to 120 points. The Performance Index Score can be compared across years to show district achievement trends.
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
A federally required measure. Every school and district must meet AYP goals that are set for Reading and Mathematics Proficiency and Participation, Attendance Rate, and Graduation Rate. These goals are applied to ten student groups: All Students; Economically Disadvantaged Students; Asian/Pacific Islander Students; Black, non-Hispanic Students; American Indian/Alaskan Native Students; Hispanic Students; Multi-Racial Students; White, non-Hispanic Students; Students with Disabilities (IEP); and Students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). If anyone of these groups does not meet AYP in Reading or Mathematics Proficiency, or in Participation, Attendance Rate, or Graduation Rate, then the school or district does not meet AYP. AYP also can affect the state designation that a school or district receives in one of two ways. Not meeting AYP for consecutive years will have both federal and state consequences. Federal consequences could include a school or district being identified for improvement. State consequences could include a reduction in the state’s rating designation.
Value Added Measure
Your district’s value-added rating represents the progress your district has made with its students since last school year. 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.