Progress Component Increases on Berea’s 2019 Local Report Card
The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2019 local report card data. With a commitment to our community, the Berea City Schools has achieved measurable progress in multiple areas on the state report card data.
Recognizing that these results from the state tests do not paint the full picture, Superintendent Tracy Wheeler shared, “While we made some progress, we do know that there is still work to be done. What we will continue to emphasize with our staff is that while progress is important, achievement is our ultimate goal. We will use this information to drive conversations on how we can better serve our students and achieve the desired results.”
She adds, “We need to keep in mind that the state report card is just one data point for us. While it does capture part of what we are, it does not necessarily define who we are and what we are doing for our students on a day-to-day basis. The components of a quality education are not captured on the state report card. We are dedicated to study the data that we get from our district and school reports and make adjustments in order to improve and show growth.” Our core belief is that success is defined by whether learners are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing world in the lives they live outside of school.”
Districtwide highlights include:
- As a district, we have shown growth in the Performance Index;
- The district improved the percentage of Indicators met by 8.3% going from 16.7% in 2018 to 25% in 2019;
- There was growth in 13 of the 21 subject tests for the Achievement Indicator, that accounts for growth in 76% of the subject tests for the Achievement Indicator;
- Berea-Midpark High School’s 4-year Graduation Cohort Rate increased from 89.8% to 92.6%;
- The District’s Progress Component showed significant growth. The Progress Component grade for 2018 was an F and the 2019 grade is a C. The Progress Component looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performance. The Progress Component focuses on Gifted, the Lowest 20% in Achievement, and Students with Disabilities;.
- The District earned a B on the Gap Closing Measure. The Gap Closing measure, which measures how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for groups of students in the areas of English language arts, math, and graduation made gains over the last two years. The nine groups of students measured include: all students, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Multi-racial, White, non-Hispanic, Economically Disadvantaged, Students with Disabilities and English Learners;
- The District promotion rate for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee is 99.7 percent. No third-grade students were retained due to the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
It is important for our community to know how Berea City School District is dedicated to inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service. The Quality Profile illustrates how our district offers a comprehensive education to help students realize our vision. We know that a Berea City School District education encompasses so much more than what a student demonstrates on a standardized test. The state report card is just one source of information to consider when looking at the performance of a school district. Through Berea’s Quality Profile, we are sharing information about key areas of our school district and our goals for continued growth. This profile provides a glimpse of the full experience that is a Berea City School District education.
Ohio School Report Cards
Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement. 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 goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all of Ohio’s students.
Report Cards are only one part of the story. To get a fuller picture, we encourage you to visit schools, talk to educators, parents and students, and review the school’s or district’s webpage. A lot of great things are happening every day in Ohio’s schools!