A message from Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner regarding the 2016-17 Report Cards
The Ohio Department of Education released the report cards for school districts for the 2016-17 school year on September 14, 2017.
When looking at overall district results, it is important to understand that these scores reflect performance on “high stakes” tests that have changed format three times in the past four years. Also this year, the state raised the minimum score needed to meet each achievement indicator to 80%. This is an average increase of 6.8 percentage points per test, with a maximum increase of 14 percentage points in 8th grade math. If these testing measures and targets remain consistent for the next few years, we are confident that significant growth and improvement will occur.
The Component Grades for several neighboring districts are listed on this Executive Summary. Although these districts may be geographically close, it is important to note that the communities differ significantly in a variety of relevant demographics.
Data for all school districts can be found here.
As a district, we have made several programmatic changes over the past few years that will improve student performance over time. These changes are just beginning to take hold and must continue to grow. As a result of these changes, the district exceeded the projected performance in all measured areas and exceeded the state average in 18 of the 22 tested areas. In addition, the district continues to make significant progress in the locally-developed goals and priorities as outlined in the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan. There are many factors that contribute to the overall quality of a school district. You can see many of them highlighted in our 2017 Annual Report to the Community.
We can do better and we will do better.
Dr. Bill Wagner
Fairview Park City Schools