Springfield City School District is one of 104 districts statewide that scored an F for meeting testing standards on the 2014-15 Ohio State Report Card released today.
It’s one of only six districts that failed to meet a single performance indicator out of more than 30 possible.
“There’s no excuse,” Superintendent Bob Hill said. “We really need to do better.”
It’s a repeat of last year’s score when the district met zero out of 24 indicators. Springfield was one of only five districts statewide not to meet any indicators last year.
Additional indicators were added this year for new tests in grades four and six and for the end-of-year exams now administered in each high school subject — replacing the Ohio Graduation Test.
This report card includes results from tests taken in the spring of 2015, before Hill took the reigns from former Superintendent David Estrop.
The district has since taken actions Hill believes will slowly start to improve standardized test scores.
Emily Jablonka was hired as director of teaching and learning and has been working to align the district’s curriculum with the new Ohio Learning Standards.
It’s something that largely had not been done in kindergarten through sixth grade, Hill said.
“It’s going to take time,” he said of moving the needle. “The scores should start to improve in the lower grades.”
The News-Sun is covering the Ohio State Report Card’s release with updates throughout the day.
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