DPS Report Card
Dayton Public Schools Performance Results
The district’s report card letter grades for Achievement, Graduation Rates and Progress remain relatively consistent in the face of changes in the state’s accountability system. This year the state indicator target for the percent of students scoring proficient or better moved from 75% to 80%. As a result of the change, the district achieved only two (11th grade reading and writing) instead of four (10th and 11th grade reading and writing) indicators. Nonetheless, despite the change in the state indicator target , the district continues to show progress.
Achievement - Results suggest how well students performed on state assessments
The district’s Performance Index (PI) continues to hover around its five-year average of 75 as it moved from a PI of 75.5 to 75.2. In addition, only two of 24 state indicators were met.
The district made progress towards its goal of increasing student achievement, particularly in third-, sixth-, eighth- and 10th-grade reading and third- and sixth-grade math. Performances at these grade levels were generally better than other grade levels. Overall movement and progress were most notable in third and sixth grades as the percent of students scoring proficient or better grew. Improvement is as follows:
- Approximately, 60% of the district’s third graders earned a proficient or better score in reading. This proficiency percentage is among the highest the district has seen in the last 10 years.
- Third graders scoring at or above proficient in math increased to 48.3%. This growth represents a gain of 3 percentage points from the previous year.
- Fifth graders’ performance remained relatively stable.
- Grade 6 students’ performance grew in math by 4.1 percentage points (39.6% in 2012-13 to 43.7% in 2013-14) and in reading by 1.4 percentage points (56.4% to 57.8%, respectively).
- Sixty-four percent of eighth graders scored at or above proficient in reading.
- In math, eighth graders’ performance increased 1.9 percentage points from 48.6% in 2012-13 to 50.5% in 2013-14.
- Tenth grade reading scores advanced 3.1 percentage points with 72.5% of students scoring proficient or better in 2012-13 to 75.6% in 2013-14.
- Tenth graders scored equally or slightly greater than last year on four of the five tested subjects.
Graduation - Results indicate progress towards graduating career and college ready
The district’s four-year graduation rate continues to grow, climbing from approximately 60% four years ago to the current rate of 72%. Four of the six high schools also increased the number of students graduating on time.
Progress - Results reflect the growth of all students in reading and math, grades 4-8
Overall, above expected growth was achieved in sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade math and sixth-grade reading. For the most part, fifth- and eighth-graders maintained expected progress in reading. However, learners in the lowest 20 % statewide and special education students demonstrated below expected growth in reading. Gifted students also showed below expected growth in math.
In conclusion, the data suggests that the district is making progress toward increasing achievement, graduation rate and student growth, especially in third and sixth grades. Although these results are preliminary, they are encouraging.