Minster 1 of 28 Schools in Ohio to Receive 'A' Report Card

Staff Writer

Minster Schools Superintendent Brenda Boeke reported to the Board at Monday evening’s School Board meeting on the State’s school district report card which had been released last week.

For the first time each school and district now receives an overall letter grade.  The overall grade is calculated by using the results from the component points generated by each component grade.  The component points are then multiplied by various weights.  The six components are: Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success.

Minster’s district overall grade is an A. The district’s component grades are:

Achievement: B – The achievement component of the report card represents whether student performance on state tests met established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall (number of indicators met and performance index).

Progress: B – This  part of the report card looks closely at growth that all students are making based on their past performances (value-added scores for overall students, gifted students and students with disabilities). Boeke noted an upgrade from last year’s C.

Gap Closing: A – Gap Closing shows how well schools are meeting performance expectations for most vulnerable populations of students (based on income, race, ethnicity or disability) in English language arts, math and graduation.

K-3 Literacy: NR – This component looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond. NR indicates not enough kindergarteners where off-track so no record was established.

Graduation Rate: A – Graduation rate measures the percentage of students successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years.

Prepared for Success: B – Whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, Prepared for Success looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for future opportunities. Considerations include: College entrance exam scores, honors diplomas, industry-recognized credentials, Advanced Placement tests scores, International Baccalaureate tests scores, and College Credit Plus credits.

Boeke noted there were 28 schools in the state to get achieve an “A” rating. She also observed “there is always room for growth” with the preparation of students for their next steps paramount.

To view additional information on Minster’s report card, go to reportcard.education.ohio.gov

The state of Ohio released its school report cards on Thursday.

Minster received an A as a district. The district received a B in terms of achievement, B in terms of progress, an A in gap closing, an A for its graduation rate and a B for preparing students for success. Minster Elementary School received an A while the junior/senior high school received a B.

Fort Loramie received a B as a district. Fort Loramie got a B in achievement, a D in progress, an A in gap-closing, an A in graduation rate, a D in improving at-risk K-3 readers and a C in prepared for success. The junior/senior high school received a B and the elementary school received a B.

New Bremen received a B. The district received a B in achievement, a B in progress, an A in gap-closing, an A in graduation rate, an A in improving at-risk K-3 readers and a D in preparation for success. The high school received a B. The high school receiveda B.

Marion Local received a B as a district.  Marion Local received an A in achievement, an A in progress, an A in gap-closing, an A in graduation rate, a C in improving at-risk K-3 readers and a C for prepared for success. The high school received an A. The elementary school received an A.

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