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Southeastern Local scores 4 As on state report card


The Southeastern Local Schools scored well on its progress portion on their report card along with their graduation rates.

The district scored As on the overall value-added, a grade that is supposed to measure if students are growing a full year while in school. For value-added, the school also scored an A for its students in the lowest 20 percent.

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“We have a great teaching staff that works diligently with students to make sure they are improving every day,” Southeastern Superintendent David Shea said. “The students also work to improve every day.”

Overall, the school scored five As, four Bs, two Cs, two Ds and an F in the report card.

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The lowest scores came in the achievement category of the report card. The school scored an F on indicators met and a D for the overall achievement grade.

That portion of the report card will improve when the state stops changing the benchmarks, Shea said.

The Ohio Department of Education has changed the test used to generate the report card grades three of the last four years. The state wants to increase academic performance by raising expectations, Clark County education leaders have said, as well as the scores needed to pass the test.

“It’s tough to hit a moving target,” Shea said. “When we know what we need to reach to get the grades, we will score better.”

Southeastern also scored a C on its performance index portion of the report card, which measures how well overall students did on tests.

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The state has now settled on computer-based tests for students. Shea said students will become more accustomed to taking tests electronically and that will likely help the schools performance as well.



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