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ERIC Number: ED560014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 80
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Poised for Progress: Analysis of Ohio's School Report Cards, 2013-14
Churchill, Aaron
Thomas B. Fordham Institute
On September 12th, Ohio released school report-card ratings for the 2013-14 school year. This report compiles and analyzes the statewide data, with special attention given to the quality of public schools in the Ohio Big Eight urban areas: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown (both district and charter school sectors). Using the state's key report-card measures, the performance-index and value-added ratings, we assess the overall quality of each public school receiving these ratings in these areas--and calculate the number of students in high-quality seats in each area. The key findings: (1) There are too few high-quality seats in Ohio's urban areas. On average, just 16 percent of public-school seats--including both district and charter--were high-quality in the Big Eight. In contrast, 36 percent of public-school seats were low-quality. (2) "High-quality seats" by sector: A higher proportion of charter seats were high quality (22 percent) compared to district seats (13 percent) in the Big Eight urban areas. (3) "Low-quality seats" by sector: A slightly lower proportion of charter seats were low quality (32 percent) compared to district seats (38 percent) in the Big Eight urban areas. There is also variation in the performance of the charter-school sectors across the Big Eight. The charter sectors in Cleveland and Columbus had considerably higher proportions of high-quality seats than the district-run schools located in those cities. In Cleveland, 28 percent of charter seats were high quality, compared to just 12 percent in the district. Meanwhile, in Columbus, 32 percent of charter seats were high quality, compared to just 8 percent in the district. In other cities, like Akron, Canton, and Toledo, the traditional district had higher proportions of high-quality seats compared to those cities' charter-school sectors. An appendix contains tables that provide the building-level data for the following public schools in the Ohio Big Eight urban areas: (1) Akron; (2) Canton; (3) Cincinnati; (4) Cleveland; (5) Columbus; (6) Dayton; (7) Toledo; and (8) Youngstown.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Authoring Institution: Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress