Supplemental Information

Additional resources that explain aspects of report cards are below:

  • Similar District Methodology: Ohio's Local Report Cards employ a method that begins with a chosen district and finds up to 20 districts that closely match based on defined criteria. These districts are considered the "nearest neighbors" statistically to the district in question.
  • Typology of Ohio School Districts: A standardized method to categorize districts for research
  • Emergency Medical Waivers: Ohio’s annual state tests are required by federal and state law. Although Ohio expects all students to take part in state tests, there may be rare circumstances in which students cannot take one or more assessments during the testing window dates because of medical emergencies.
  • Annual Rankings and Reports: Ohio’s school districts receive rankings based on various components in their report cards. Here are some key rankings:

    • Classroom Expenditure Rankings: These rank districts and community schools based on the percentage of total expenditures spent on classroom instruction.

    • Performance Index Rankings: The Performance Index measures student performance on the Ohio State Tests.

    • Value-Added Progress Rankings: This calculation uses a “value-added” model to measure academic growth by comparing the change in achievement of a group of students to an expected amount of change based on their prior achievement history.

    • Gifted Rankings: These consider opportunities for and performance of gifted students, including factors like identification rates, gifted services, Performance Index, and Value-Added Gifted measures.

  • Value-Added Resources: Ohio’s Value-Added is a metric used to assess academic growth in schools. It compares the actual progress of students to the expected growth based on their prior achievement history. Essentially, it measures how much value a school adds to student learning over time. Schools with positive Value-Added scores are helping students achieve more than expected, while negative scores indicate potential areas for improvement.


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