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Report shows Tri-State schools rank among highest in learning growth

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A recent analysis of data by the national nonprofit group Battelle for Kids and Ohio SOAR shows that Cincinnati Public Schools' students demonstrated a high level of learning growth during the 2010-11 school year — among the top 5 percent of districts in the state.  

CPS, the first and only urban district in Ohio to earn an Effective rating, ranked 13th among Ohio's 609 districts on the state's value-added growth measure, according to the data.

Battelle for Kids, established in 2001 and based in Columbus, is a partnership with the Ohio Business Roundtable supported with an initial grant from the Battelle Memorial Institute. The SOAR Collaborative is a school improvement initiative of 100 Ohio districts committed to using comprehensive value-added analysis to improve teaching and accelerate progress.

Part of the Ohio Report Card rating every district and school, the value-added measure indicates whether students gained a year's worth of expected learning growth (yellow), less than a year's worth of growth (red), or more than a year's worth of growth (green). CPS' classification is green, with a composite index of 8.376 value-added growth.

"We are extremely proud of this accomplishment because it shows that our teachers and community partners are helping our students make the strong learning gains they need to reach high academic standards," Superintendent Mary Ronan said.

By contrast, other Ohio urban districts made less progress on the measure: Akron ranked 323 (of 609 districts); Cleveland, 568; Columbus, 199; Dayton, 59; and Toledo, 609.

Greater Cincinnati school districts that also fared extremely well on the state rankings of value-added learning growth include Lakota, rated first among the 609 districts; Mason, rated fifth; Indian Hill, sixth; and Middletown, 12th.

State Rankings of Value-Added Growth

Hamilton County

2010-11 School Year

 

Ranking

(among 609 Districts)

District

Composite Index

Classification

13

Cincinnati

8.376

Green

270

Deer Park

0.495

Yellow

173

Finneytown

1.676

Yellow

64

Forest Hills

3.764

Green

6

Indian Hill

9.890

Green

467

Lockland

-1.748

Yellow

157

Loveland

1.888

Yellow

247

Madeira

0.668

Yellow

193

Mariemont

1.342

Yellow

562

Mt. Healthy

-3.539

Red

580

North College Hill

-4.459

Red

537

Northwest

-2.907

Red

139

Norwood

2.188

Green

422

Oak Hills

-1.035

Yellow

478

Princeton

-1.886

Yellow

554

Reading

-3.358

Red

303

Southwest

0.183

Yellow

491

St. Bernard-Elmwood Place

-2.215

Red

127

Sycamore

2.370

Green

360

Three Rivers

-0.382

Yellow

592

Winton Woods

-5.492

Red

218

Wyoming

0.954

Yellow

 

 

State Rankings of Value-Added Growth

Butler County

2010-11 School Year

 

Ranking

(among 609 Districts)

District

Composite Index

Classification

301

Edgewood

0.202

Yellow

442

Fairfield

-1.357

Yellow

585

Hamilton

-5.103

Red

1

Lakota

17.485

Green

90

Madison

3.024

Green

12

Middletown

8.478

Green

156

Monroe

1.892

Yellow

91

New Miami

3.017

Green

51

Ross

4.263

Green

131

Talawanda

2.281

Green

 

State Rankings of Value-Added Growth

Warren County

2010-11 School Year

 

Ranking

(among 609 Districts)

District

Composite Index

Classification

350

Carlisle

-0.306

Yellow

511

Franklin

-2.532

Red

327

Kings

-0.132

Yellow

465

Lebanon

-1.708

Yellow

558

Little Miami

-3.451

Red

5

Mason

10.493

Green

116

Springboro

2.511

Green

368

Wayne

-0.454

Yellow

 

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