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Some State Report Card Data Released Wednesday

There are no overall ratings yet, but Twinsburg parents, teachers and community members can take a look at how the district did on some of the important indicators like graduation rate and adequate yearly progress.

While traditional state report cards for local school districts have been delayed, the Twinsburg schools found out some information about its ratings from last year.

Here’s a look at how Twinsburg schools performed:

  • 92.7 percent of students graduated within four years.
  • The district met adequate yearly progress.
  • The district has a value-added score of "met" which means that, overall, students in grades 3 to 8 met learning standards expected in a year.

"We're very pleased with what we're seeing," Superintendent Kathryn Powers said.

The Ohio Department of Education released some preliminary data Wednesday to give the public an idea of how their local school district performed last year. 

The information does not include an overall rating, such as “excellent” or “effective,” that the public is used to seeing. The state is investigating whether some districts manipulated attendance data and is holding off on releasing final report cards until that investigation is complete. 

Powers was pleased with the performance of R.B. Chamberlin Middle test scores, particulary in eighth grade, where both math and science scores are up.

Twinsburg's sixth grade reading and math scores are also the highest in Summit County, according to Powers.

"That's tremendous," Powers said.

The available information includes the percentage of students who scored proficient or higher on state tests and the graduation rates for the 2011-2012 school year. It also includes the value-added measure—which tracks whether students make a year’s worth of growth in grades 3 to 8 for reading and math—and adequate yearly progress, which measures achievement for students by subgroup. 

On its website, the department stresses that this information is preliminary and could change. 

You can download all of the available data on the Ohio Department of Education’s website

Twinsburg Patch will keep you updated about the school report cards as more information becomes available.

Kathie Prince Piechowiak September 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Cheers to our wonderful teachers!! Way to go Twinsburg!

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