2014-15 State Report Card Results
In February the State of Ohio released the second round of data from our 2014-15 school report card, and we were certainly disappointed with our results. We do not believe these scores reflect the quality educational experiences and high levels of learning that are taking place in classrooms across the district. After 5+ years of making incredible strides and achieving at very high levels, this year’s results were unexpected especially since we did not make big changes to our staff or instructional practices.
What did change were the tests and the method by which we elected to take those tests. We know that online testing posed some challenges for our kids that students in districts who took paper tests did not experience. That said, our entire team is dedicated to reviewing this data to continue to improve our educational offerings.
We know these results may be concerning to our parents and our community, but I ask you to consider our positive progress over the years and the experiences you have daily with your child’s teachers and not make any conclusions based solely on one year of state testing.
Our district also utilizes MAP testing (a nationally normed assessment) on a regular basis. Those results show that our students are indeed achieving at high levels and making growth. We get MAP data in real time (unlike the state report card) and continually adjust our instruction to meet every student where they are.
Our goal is and will continue to be to provide the best education for every student. We know that Delaware City Schools is graduating well-rounded students who are prepared to succeed in college or the workforce and be excellent citizens. Thank you for your confidence in our schools. We value your partnership to provide a quality education for every student.
To view district and school report cards, visit the ODE website.