A message from Dr. Bill Wagner:
As a district, we are constantly and continuously working to get better and will never be satisfied with the report card scores as an overall assessment of our district’s academic success. These scores are only a snapshot of the many factors determining the true quality of educational programming and opportunities that are provided by the Fairview Park City Schools. If these targets and testing measures remain consistent for the next few years, I have no doubt that significant growth and improvement will be observed.
At FPCS, we do not teach to the test. Instead, we teach to our students. We meet each one where they are and help them grow and learn to reach their full potential. These tests do not define us, but they certainly inform us about where we can improve. Teachers will dig into these and other data and hold open and honest discussions about what went well, what did not, and what needs done to make it better. I ask everyone to model what it is to be engaged learners as we provide The Fairview Advantage to each of our students throughout this school year.We continuously strive to prove to the citizens of Fairview Park that we are as our vision states, “A community united, empowering each other to learn differently, care deeply, and aspire to excellence.”
The state released data for the 2016 Ohio School Report Card on Thursday, September 15. The Report Card for the Fairview Park City Schools can be found here and is based on the 2015-2016 school year. The Ohio Department of Education published a Guide to 2016 Ohio School Report Cards and has additional resources available to learn more about the Ohio School Report Cards.
In the chart below, the state average of all Component Grades for all 608 districts in Ohio is listed. Also listed are the Component Grades for the “similar districts” identified by the Ohio Department of Education for the Fairview Park City Schools.
In the chart below, the Component Grades for the sixteen “First Ring” districts (districts bordering Cleveland) are included:
COMPONENT GRADE DESCRIPTIONS
The following descriptions are provided by the Ohio Department of Education in the Ohio Guide to the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards.
ACHIEVEMENT: The Achievement component of the report card represents whether student performance on state tests met established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall.
PROGRESS: The Progress component of the report card looks closely at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances.
GRADUATION RATE: The Graduation Rate component of the report card looks at the percent of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years.
GAP CLOSING: The Gap Closing component shows how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for our most vulnerable populations of students in English language arts, math and graduation, so that all of Ohio’s students can be successful.
K-3 LITERACY: The K-3 Literacy component looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond.
PREPARED FOR SUCCESS: 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.
When looking at overall district results, it is important to understand that these scores reflect performance on single-attempt, “high stakes” tests that have changed format for the third time in the past three years. At the same time, the state raised the minimum scores needed to earn each letter grade. If these testing measures and targets remain con
consistent for the next few years, there is no doubt that significant growth and improvement will be observed.
When considering the district’s summative performance over time, it is evident that the district continues to improve and is increasingly competitive in the state and region. In addition, the district is making significant progress in the locally-developed goals and priorities as outlined in the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.
As a district, we are constantly and continuously working to get better and will never be satisfied with the report card scores as an overall assessment of our district’s academic success. These scores are only a snapshot of the many factors determining the true quality of educational programming and opportunities that are provided by the Fairview Park City Schools.
For informational purposes, the Component Grades for several neighboring districts are listed below.
Data for all school districts can be found here.