The Ohio Department of Education has released the district report cards for the 2017-18 school year. As has been the case in the past, we are very proud of the academic accomplishments of our students. This year the district report card includes an overall grade. The Aurora City School District is proud to have earned the distinction of receiving an “A” grade for the overall mark. We learned that we were one of only 28 districts out of 611 in Ohio to earn this distinction. Congratulations to the Board of Education, administration, faculty, staff and especially the students for this level of success! The outstanding scores on these assessments help confirm that our students and staff are doing an incredible job!
That being said, the state report card results are just one set of data that we use to measure our students’ learning. As has been mentioned in the past, we also look at our ACT & SAT scores, our Advanced Placement scores, other district assessment data, as well as many qualitative measures that are important to student success. We feature many of the opportunities for learning and growth that are not reflected in these tests in our Quality Profile. Here is a link to this document: http://www.aurora-schools.org/userfiles/471/my%20files/qp%2017-18%20final%20pdf%209-18.pdf?id=25673.
The report card grades for each area require some insight and reflection. We will spend time over the next few weeks celebrating our successes and reflecting on our challenges. On the achievement side our scores still rank us in the top 3-5% in the state despite the fact that we earned a “B” as an overall mark. Only six districts in the entire state earned an “A” on this measure. We are very happy with our Progress (Value Added) and Gap Closing scores. These scores demonstrate improvement for each of the measured sub-groups and that we are working to close, or even eliminate, gaps between these cohorts. It is gratifying to see the hard work that has been done by the administration and staff help close these gaps in achievement.
We will continue to work hard to provide the very best education possible for the students of this district. A big reason for this success is that we use a collaborative approach amongst our staff members, and with our greater school community. Our students continue to perform at very high levels and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments.
Here is a link to the state report card for the Aurora City Schools:
Superintendent Aurora City Schools