Northeastern Local Schools improved its performance on the state report card this year, which officials credited to adjusted practices.
Overall, the district scored eight A’s on its report card, including in the progress category and in graduation rate. The progress rate includes value-added, a measurement meant to score whether students are advancing a full year over a course of the school year.
“Our staff and the principals in the buildings are really working to dissect the data that they have and adjust their teaching practices to continue to see students succeed,” Superintendent John Kronour said. “It’s a lot of hard work on the part of the staff.”
The scores show the schools are working hard to make sure each student gets the best education possible, Kronour said.
“We were pleased with our value-added scores (that) continued to stay strong and the graduate rate,” he said.
The school did well on the value-added scores last year, but it was the growth in other areas that caught Kronour’s eye.
“We are also pleased with the improvement we had in a number of areas: gap closing, and K-3 literacy,” he said.
Last year, the school scored F’s in the two areas, and this year it raised those grades to C’s. The district scored eight A’s, five C’s, two D’s and one F.
The F was in indicators met, a score that was low for districts throughout the county. The state continues to increase its score minimums in an attempt to boost performance in Ohio schools. However, districts are having a tough time keeping up.
“You’re talking about another moving target,” Kronour said.
Overall, he said the district was happy with the scores and wants to see them keep growing.
“I give a lot of credit to our staff for our improvement and that we are going to continue to improve,” he said.