2010 Report Card results show progress
September 2, 2010
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
2010 Report Card indicates progress
Continued gains require commitment, patience
Dayton Public Schools remains in “academic watch” but continues to make gains, according to the 2010 District Report Card, issued Aug. 27 by the Ohio Department of Education.
“It is difficult not to be impatient with this week’s report card results, but look closely and you will see that we are making progress,” DPS Superintendent Lori L. Ward said. “We will continue to move forward with the commitment of staff and the support of our community. Our focus is on teaching and learning, and we are working at all levels to ensure that our students have every chance for success.”
The district’s performance index, which measures the achievement of every tested student, is up from 70.8 last year to 72.6 for the 2009-2010 school year. DPS also improved in 10 of 14 areas in reading and math in the OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment) in grades three through eight and the OGT (Ohio Graduation Test) in grade 10. They include fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade reading and math; seventh-grade reading; eighth-grade reading and math; and 10th-grade math.
Attendance continues to improve at 92 percent in the 2009-2010 school year—the highest since 1996. DPS also saw a higher percentage of students achieving at levels proficient, advanced and accelerated.
The district’s value-added rating indicates that DPS students achieved a year’s growth for a year of instruction. The district posted a 79.8 percent graduation rate, which is third highest among Ohio’s eight large urban districts. Stivers, with a 97.8 percent graduation rate, exceeded the state standard of 90 percent.