Value Added Grade of “A” and Overall Grade of “C” for 2018
While state report cards have been issued since 1999, this is first time, the Ohio Department of Education assigned an overall grade for each of the state’s school districts. We are pleased to report that the District earned an overall grade of “C” on this year’s report card. Of particular note, Groveport Madison Schools earned an "A" on the Value Added grade this year, meaning that students achieved more than a year's-worth of academic growth over the course of the year. In addition, the District received an "A" grade for the academic growth of our students who have struggled the most (the lowest 20% of achievers), an “A” Value Added grade for students with disabilities, and a "A" Value Added grade for students who are receiving gifted services. Of the 16 central Ohio school districts, only five other districts earned an “A” Value Added grade.
Another high point this year was the District’s “Gap Closing” grade, which increased from an “F” to a “B.” The Gap Closure component indicates how the District is meeting the performance expectations for our most vulnerable students in English language arts, math, graduation and English language proficiency.
When looking at the “Overall Grade” among the 16 Franklin County school districts, one earned an “A” (Bexley), five earned a “B” (Dublin, Gahanna-Jefferson, Grandview Heights, Worthington, and Upper Arlington), four earned a “C” (Groveport, Hamilton, Hilliard, and Westerville), four earned a “D,” and one earned an “F.” Other than Groveport Madison, only one other Franklin County school district earned all A's on their Value Added ratings.
“We could not be more pleased with the growth and progress our students are making,” said Superintendent Garilee Ogden. ”Our staff has worked tirelessly to ensure our students are academically successful. We are focusing our efforts to ensure that every student is achieving to his/her maximum potential, making every lesson and every day count. The State Report Card is one benchmark for us to measure our efforts, and we feel good about the direction in which we are moving.”