Bay Village Schools see strong achievement, continuing improvement in 2017 state report card
The latest Bay Village Schools Ohio Report Card results demonstrate strong student achievement at all levels.
“We continue to focus on improvement for all individual students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Clint Keener. “With each year of testing, we are able to learn more about the measurements used, and we can make appropriate adjustments in classroom instruction. Our teachers and students can be very proud of our performance overall.”
Bay Village is one of only 21 school districts in Ohio to earn an A in the Performance Indicator grade. The district met 23 out of 24 performance indicators and moved from a B last year to the A.
A comparison of the Performance Index percentages in the Achievement category shows Bay Village achieving at the fifth highest level out of 31 Cuyahoga County school districts, and ranks 16th out of 611 districts in the state. “It is our goal,” said Keener, “to continue to climb toward the top 10 in the state,” which factors in every test taken by every student. While the relatively high performance was still rated as a B, it was a higher B, increasing from last year by about 2.3 percent.
The district also earned an A in the Value Added Progress measure, up from a B last year. “While some continue to have concerns over the validity of the value added measure, we see our individual student growth from year to year continue to increase,” said Keener.
In addition, the district earned an A in the Gifted Progress measure, demonstrating that even those students scoring at the highest testing levels continued to show more than a year’s growth.
“The Gap Closing category remains a challenge, though we did well, earning a B only because one subgroup did not achieve the 70 percent passage rate,’” said Keener. “It’s a lofty goal to bring our most disadvantaged students up to par with their typical peers, but we strive toward that. We are happy to see that every subgroup demonstrated better than expected growth.”
Once again, all third-graders in the district met the Third Grade Reading Guarantee requirements for promotion to fourth grade.
“All areas of the Ohio Report Card reflect our ongoing effort to improve while maintaining strong performance where it already exists,” he said. “Actions are taken every year in response to the information communicated in the report card.”
“As this is the second year using the same tests, we have greater confidence that these measures help us compare progress for individual students, student groups and schools on a year-to-year basis,” said Keener. “That information can be truly helpful in planning instructional adjustments accordingly.”
Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District