Prepared for Success Component

Whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, the Prepared for Success component looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for all future opportunities.


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Whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, the Prepared for Success component looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for all future opportunities.

Using multiple measures for college and career readiness enables districts to showcase their unique approaches to prepare students for success after high school. For example, some school districts may focus on Advanced Placement courses while others focus on College Credit Plus credits.

What's New this Year?

Districts and schools will receive A-F letter grades on the Prepared for Success component for the first time this year. A Prepared for Success letter grade is based on how well the students performed on these six measures:

Primary measures

A district earns 1 point for every student who earns any of the following:

  • ACT or SAT remediation-free scores. Find scores on education.ohio.gov;
  • An Honors Diploma; or
  • Twelve points through an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in one of 13 high-demand career fields.

If a student achieves more than one of the above, the district still earns 1 point for that student.

Bonus measures

For every student who earns 1 point plus one of the following, a district earns 0.3 additional points:

  • Advanced Placement tests – Scores 3 points or more on at least one test;
  • International Baccalaureate tests – Scores 4 points or more on at least one test;
  • College Credit Plus – Earns at least 3 credits.

If a student achieves more than one of the above, the district still earns 0.3 bonus points for that student.

How is the Prepared for Success letter grade calculated? 

Add the total points the district earned on the six measures, then divide that number by the total number of students in the adjusted classes of 2015 and 2016. The maximum points possible are 1.3 per student. Here’s what the the letter grade calculation looks like: 

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*Ohio’s university presidents set these scores, which are subject to change.

1Based on six measures. 

2 All students who started ninth grade five years ago (class of 2015) plus those who started ninth grade four years ago (class of 2016). Both numbers are adjusted by adding in students who moved into the district – and by subtracting those who moved out – since ninth grade began.


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Last Modified: 9/13/2017 4:07:47 PM