Delaware County School District’s Get Good Grades – A+
Delaware County school districts along with the rest of Ohio schools got their grades yesterday.
October 17, 2012 the grades for the 2011-2012 school year were reported to the public by the Ohio Department of Education. Usually the grades come out in August, just as the new school year is starting. This year grades for schools throughout the state were delayed by an investigation into alleged tampering with attendance data by some school districts.
Without further ado, the four Delaware County, Ohio school districts all received the grade of “Excellent with Distinction” the highest grade possible.
- Big Walnut Local School District – Excellent with Distinction
- Buckeye Valley Local School District – Excellent with Distinction
- Delaware City School District – Excellent with Distinction
- Olentangy Local School District – Excellent with Distinction
All Ohio Department of Education “grades” are subject to revision due to the ongoing investigation of the data.
Delaware and Olentangy school’s grades
I saw the information first on the online Columbus Business First newspaper. Business First had Delaware and Olentangy schools along with other larger school districts in central Ohio. There was no Big Walnut and Buckeye Valley information in that newspaper. I was able to see the Big Walnut and Buckeye Valley information on the Columbus Dispatch this morning.* The Columbus Dispatch has an “Online Database” and they say “SOURCE: Ohio Department of Education.” Looking at the ODE site I still see the 2010 -2011 report cards.
Big Walnut and Buckeye Valley school’s grades
I was able to see the Big Walnut and Buckeye Valley school’s grade’s on the Columbus Dispatch this morning. The Columbus Dispatch has an “Online Database” and they say “SOURCE: Ohio Department of Education.” Looking at the ODE site I still see the 2010 -2011 report cards. On the Ohio Departement of Education site there is a page called “Spreadsheets containing preliminary results” I downloaded the 1.8 MB of data but I looked at the data on the Columbus Dispatch site. “Additional Preliminary District and School Report Card Data Released” there is a link there to the data. The ODE site says “ODE will not publish PDFs of the Local Report Cards until the investigation by the Auditor of State is concluded.”
Ohio school grades
The grades available to Ohio schools from the Ohio Department of Education are:
- Excellent with Distinction
- Continuous Improvement
- Academic Watch
- Academic Emergency
To use grades* that most people are used to:
A+ = Excellent with Distinction
A = Excellent
B = Effective
C = Continuous Improvement
D= Academic Watch
F= Academic Emergency
Are the A to F grade designations correct? One of the TV news people called the “Excellent with Distinction” grade an A+ last night. This morning the Columbus Dipatch headline online is “Columbus clings to its ‘C’” The Columbus City School District is rated “Continuous Improvement” by ODE.
I am NOT a subscriber to the Columbus Dispatch. I did not expect to be able to see the school information on the Columbus Dispatch site but I can. At least this morning I am able to see the sorted information by school district and individual schools. Much easier to read than the spread sheets.