DPS earns continuous improvement rating on state report card
August 15, 2011
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Dayton Public Schools has moved from “academic watch” to “continuous improvement,” according to the 2011 State Report Card.
The district’s climb to continuous improvement—announced by Superintendent Lori L. Ward during a live Monday morning broadcast to the entire DPS staff—was achieved through the district’s value added rating, indicating students demonstrated more than a year’s growth for a year’s instruction.
“Our teachers and administrators are working together like never before, and we are beginning to see the results of a more focused use of data to shape instruction. We are entering the year with a new academic plan, a new unified curriculum, greater accountability and incremental gains that will move us closer to our goals for academic success,” Ward said.
Achievement increased across all subject areas, according to state reports analyzed by the DPS Office of Accountability. The data will not become official until the Ohio Department of Education releases the information on Aug. 24.
The performance index, which measures the achievements of every tested student, also was up, from 72.6 last year to 75.9 in 2011; it is the highest performance index DPS has recorded since the report card was introduced.
The district’s graduation rate has risen from 69.7 percent in 2005 to 84.4 in 2011. Tenth-graders improved in all subject areas on the Ohio Graduation Test, and students in grades three through eight posted gains in 11 of 12 areas in math and reading.
Over the summer, DPS has adopted a new academic plan and has developed new curriculum guides to ensure that teachers and students are prepared for the rigors of the national common core standards Ohio will adopt in 2013-2014.
Dayton Public Schools 2011 Report Card Results
- The district’s performance index, which measures the achievements of every tested student, is up from 72.6 last year to 75.9 in 2011—the highest performance index DPS has recorded since the report card was introduced.
- DPS students improved in 22 of 26 indicators on the 2011 State Report Card.
- DPS tenth-grade students made gains in all five subject areas tested and outpaced the state's growth rate on the Ohio Graduation Tests, according to 2011 preliminary results released by the Ohio Department of Education.
- Students in grades three through eight improved in 13 of 14 areas on the Ohio Achievement Assessment.
- Twenty DPS schools met or exceeded expected value added gains.
- Eighteen of 23 elementary schools improved on their ODE performance index.
- Valerie PreK-8 School moved from continuous improvement to excellent.
- Kemp moved from academic watch to continuous improvement.
- Wogaman, World of Wonder at Residence Park, and Wright Brothers preK-8 schools moved from academic emergency to continuous improvement.
- Fairview, Louise Troy and Rosa Parks preK-8 schools moved from academic emergency to academic watch.
- DPS met two indicators – 10th and 11th grade writing.
- DPS made greatest gains in eighth and 10th grade writing.
- DPS exceeded 48% of our district targets.
- The DPS graduation rate rose from 69.7% in 2005 to 84.4% this year.
- The DPS attendance rate is 92.4% – the highest since 1996.
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