Ohio developed a continuum of supports based on federal and state laws and regulations. The continuum is aligned to the Ohio School Report Card measures and used by the regional support system to prioritize supports.
The continuum includes the following:
- Districts under an Academic Distress Commission;
- Intensive support districts;
- Moderate support districts;
- Independent districts;
Continuum of support
|Academic Distress Commission
||Intensive Support Status
||Moderate Support Status
||Independent Support Status
Districts under the supervision of an Academic Distress Commission
Overall of F on the district’s Ohio School Report Card;
At least two Priority schools;
A four-year ESSA graduation rate at or below 67 percent;
An F on the Gap Closing component for two consecutive years
Overall D on the Ohio School Report Card;
D or F on the Gap Closing component for the two most recent years;
At least one Priority, Focus, Warning or Watch School
Who is included? All traditional public districts not identified as community schools.
How often are districts identified? Districts are identified for Intensive, Moderate and Independent status every three years (aligned to the school identification timeline). District performance is reviewed annually for Academic Distress Commissions and Watch status.
Districts under an Academic Distress Commission
Districts are subject to an Academic Distress Commission after receiving an overall “F” on the Ohio School Report Cards for three consecutive years. Before the implementation of the overall grade in 2018, having a grade of “F” on the Performance Index measure and a grade of “F” on the Value-Added overall measure for three consecutive years served as the criteria.
Intensive support districts
Districts are identified as Intensive support districts if they meet any one of the four criteria listed below:
- Overall “F” on the district’s Ohio School Report Card;
- A four-year graduation rate of 67 percent or lower;
- An “F” on the Gap Closing component for the two most recent years; or
- At least two schools identified as Priority schools.
Moderate support districts
There are two categories of Moderate support: Moderate ‘D/F’ and Moderate ‘C.’ Districts are identified as Moderate support districts if they meet any one of the three criteria listed below.
- Overall “D” on the Ohio School Report Card;
- “D” or “F” on the Gap Closing component for the two most recent years.
- At least one school identified as a Priority, Focus, Warning or Watch school.
Watch districts are identified as districts that received state funding designated to serve one of four specific subgroups of students (students with disabilities, English learners, economically disadvantaged or gifted students) and had one or more of those funded subgroups not show satisfactory progress and achievement. For more information, click here.
Independent support districts
All other districts that do not meet the criteria for an Academic Distress Commission, Intensive or Moderate support are identified as Independent support districts.
District Support Resources
Last Modified: 12/3/2020 10:55:22 AM