ERIC Number: ED466040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Community Schools in Ohio: Preliminary Report on Proficiency Test Results, Attendance, and Satisfaction.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
From 1998 to 2001, the number of community schools in Ohio increased from 15 to 92, and the number of students attending them increased tenfold. This preliminary evaluative report is limited to the first 15 community schools that opened during the 1998-99 school year. Findings are that these schools generally did not meet the Ohio Proficiency Test goals listed in their contracts. As a whole, traditional schools outperformed community schools on the fourth- and sixth-grade tests, though results were mixed when each individual community school was compared with its matched traditional counterpart. The majority of community schools met the 93 percent attendance standard. Parents and teachers of both community and traditional schools were generally satisfied with their schools, but students were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Three of the first 15 schools were created to serve special-needs students. The Legislative Office of Education Oversight's (LOEO) final report in 2003 will include a larger sample of longer operating community schools. Appendices contain legislative mandates for LOEO reports, issues related to insufficient data, a selected bibliography, methodology of data analysis, community schools compared with the accountability plans in their contracts, comparisons between community and similar traditional schools, and a satisfaction survey. The report concludes with committee member and agency comments. (RT)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Government Publications, Nontraditional Education, Special Needs Students, Traditional Schools
For full text: http://www.loeo.state.oh.us.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio