The district met ALL indicators of success on the 2010-11 Local Report Card. Dublin City Schools is the highest achieving district in Franklin County.
“The entire community can be proud of our students and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. David Axner. “The support of our parents and community, the dedication of our students, and the expertise of our staff, are the reasons we continue to achieve at these high levels.”
The Ohio Department of Education measures districts and schools in four different ways: 1) 26 state standards; 2) Adequate Yearly Progress, 3) Value Added, and 4) the Performance Index Score.
Dublin City Schools met 26 of 26 state standards, met Adequate Yearly Progress as a district, exceeded Value Added academic growth expectations, and earned a Performance Index Score of 106.9, the highest Performance Index score in district history. This is the eighth consecutive year the district has earned Ohio’s highest rating.
“Value-added measures a student’s academic progress or growth from the student’s baseline,” Dr. Axner said. “This year the state changed the value added calculation making it more difficult to accomplish more than one year’s growth, the (above) value-added rating.”
The district’s Performance Index score, which represents the achievement of all students in all five subject areas, reached a historic high this year. The Performance Index is a weighted average based on the level at which students performed on spring achievement tests. For each tested subject in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10, students score at one of five performance levels – Limited, Basic, Proficient, Accelerated, and Advanced.
The performance index averages the scores for the five subject areas tested and creates a scale of 0-120.
Under the No Child Left Behind law, meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) means all student subgroups must be at or above goals set by the state of Ohio or show progress. The subgroups the state of Ohio tracks in its report card system are broken into several categories. They are: Black non-Hispanic, American Indian or Native Alaskan, American Indian/Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Economically Disadvantaged, Hispanic, Limited English Proficient, Multi-Racial, Students with Disabilities, and White non-Hispanic.
This year the state of Ohio increased AYP target goals, making it more difficult for schools and districts across the state to meet AYP.
“We are pleased we continue to meet AYP under increased accountability,” Dr. Axner said.
Other highlights of 2010-11 Local Report Card are below.
• The district improved in 12 different assessment areas.
• Each of the district’s four middle schools increased their Performance Index scores by more than one point.
• Olde Sawmill Elementary’s Performance Index score rose by more than five points.
• For the second consecutive year, Riverside Elementary’s Performance Index score rose. Their score has gone up nine points in two years.
• Daniel Wright Elementary’s Performance Index score rose three points.
• All 19 schools met or exceeded the Value Added measure.
• All four middle schools met the AYP measure. A significant achievement with increased diversity and AYP target goals. All four middle schools met 8 of 8 building indicators.
In addition, all three high schools increased their Performance Index scores by more than one point. Scioto’s score rose by nearly three points. All three high schools earned Ohio’s highest rating and are ranked in the top 300 in the United States according to Newsweek. And for the second consecutive year, all three high schools have maintained an average composite ACT score of 25.