Achievement Component

The Achievement component has two measures: The Performance Index tells how well students are doing on Ohio’s State Tests. The Indicators Met measure tells how many students are passing the state tests.


The Achievement component of the report card represents the number of students who passed the state tests and how well they performed on them.

The Indicators Met measure represents student performance on state tests. They are based on a series of up to 26 state tests that measure the percent of students proficient or higher in a grade and subject. Schools and districts also are evaluated on the gifted indicator, giving them up to 27 possible indicators.

The Performance Index measures the achievement of every student, not just whether or not he or she reaches “proficient.” Districts and schools receive points for every student’s level of achievement. The higher the student’s level, the more points the school earns toward its index. This rewards schools and districts that improve the performance of highest- and lowest-performing students.

What’s New this Year?

While schools and districts have received A-F letter grades on Indicators Met and Performance Index for several years, the percent of students needing to score proficient or higher on each state test increased. Additionally, the five 11th grade Ohio Graduation Tests are no longer included.

How Does your School or District Earn an A-F Achievement Component Grade?

75 percent of the grade comes from the Performance Index score: the level of achievement for each student on each state test. The possible levels are Advanced, Accelerated, Proficient, Basic and Limited. Schools and districts receive points for every student’s level of achievement.

25 percent of the grade comes from the Indicators Met score: how many students show “Proficient” knowledge on state tests in each grade and subject. In other words, how many students have met the basic expectations.


Last Modified: 6/13/2018 6:02:32 PM