Beginning Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 22, superintendents may conduct their required review of 2015 EMIS data that will affect their districts’ Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success components of the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards. Superintendents are to signify whether these data are accurate or not as they complete the “Fiscal Year 2016 EMIS Report Card Data Review for Graduate” form, which is within the Forms application in SAFE. If a superintendent has inaccurate data, he or she should submit an appeal as described here.
The September release of the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards will put schools and districts back on their normal annual report card delivery schedule – the one that we know from experience works best. Seeing 2015-2016 report cards in September will allow you and your district’s educators to identify and address areas that need improvement early in the 2016-2017 school year so your students can quickly benefit. I know that you accept this as your responsibility to your students, parents and communities.
The 2016 Ohio School Report Cards for the first time will contain letter grades for the six report card components: Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. Most measures within components also will receive letter grades. An Overview Fact Sheet about the report cards and components is now online.
This summer is a key time for ensuring that each school district submits local data through EMIS so that it will be part of the Ohio School Report Cards released in September. Superintendents and EMIS coordinators should mark their calendars for the following dates this month when specific data will be due. We’ll continue sending you additional dates and related information through EdConnection, as well as other email messages. Please make sure to check your inbox so you won’t miss important deadlines and receive a report card watermarked for incomplete data.
On the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards, schools and districts will receive a letter grade for the first time on the Prepared for Success component, which measures how well the school or district is doing in preparing its students for college or careers. To be sure their letter grade is accurate and complete, districts should verify 2015 data submitted through the Educational Management Information System (EMIS) for student graduate records by June 3.