Midview Local Schools is celebrating progress after reviewing its 2022 Ohio School Report Card from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). In total, Midview Local Schools received 21 out of 25 stars.
Ohio School Report Cards are an annual report designed to give communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools — to celebrate achievement and success and identify areas for improvement.
It’s been two years since schools received report cards due to the coronavirus pandemic and the first year a five-star rating system was implemented as opposed to years passed in which a grade scale was used.
“After experiencing such disruption from the pandemic, this is definitely a proud moment for our team and students,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Frank Major. “It has been an all-hands-on-deck effort addressing learning loss and the social-emotional needs of our students this past year. This report card gives a small glimpse into the significant strides we have made in the right direction.”
The ODE uses data reported by schools and districts to analyze performance in five categories: achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation and early literacy.
“Achievement” gauges whether student performance on state tests met previously established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall. “Progress” measures student growth based on their past performances, while “gap closing” measures building success in reducing educational gaps for student subgroups.
As for the final two components, “early literacy” measures reading improvement and proficiency for students in kindergarten through grade three, and “graduation” scores are based on the four and five-year adjusted cohort graduation rates.
Midview scored four stars in every component other than “gap closing,” in which they earned five stars, significantly exceeding state standards.
“The continued development of our schools and our district is due in large part to the cooperation of so many dedicated individuals,” said Superintendent Dr. Bruce Willingham. “#WeAreMidview has become synonymous with togetherness – a collective effort of our staff, students and community – and that sentiment holds true in this year’s report card.”
Within ODE’s “Similar Districts” framework that establishes comparison sets of 20 districts that are similar in meaningful ways, Midview outscored most by an average of five stars, ranking first overall.
Within the state of Ohio, Midview scored within the top 15%.
“Though most certainly something to be proud of, report cards are only a small part of our story. Said Willingham. “There are great things happening in our buildings each and every day, and we encourage our community to stay connected.”
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