Thursday, February 28, 2013
Solon Schools received an "Excellent With Distrinction" label for its report card for 2011-2012.
After a long delay, the Ohio school report cards were released on Wednesday. While most of the information on the report card (click the PDF attached to this article to see it) has already been released, this presents it in an easy-to-read format. The news is good for Solon. Solon Schools received the highest performance index score of any public school district in Northeast Ohio, and the third best score in the state, according to state data. Solon's performance index for the 2011-2012 school year was 111.2. The school district received the mark of excellent with distinction and met adequate yearly progress, according to the data. There are 610 public school districts in Ohio, and all of them received a performance index score, which is …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Look for the ratings for individual schools in Solon and across the state in our searchable database.
The Ohio Department of Education released preliminary report card data for schools across the state on Wednesday. The final results won’t be released until the state finishes its investigation into some districts' attendance data. Search through our database above to find information on any traditional, public school in the state. You’ll find the school’s preliminary state report card rating—all of Solon's schools did great for the 2011-2012 school year—and enrollment data, attendance rates and graduation rates for high schools. You’ll also find the percent of students who scored proficient or above on each state test and the school’s performance index, which measures how well students do on state tests overall. *The information in the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Want to know how Solon Schools compares to Chagrin Falls? How about Orange? Just search our database to find out.
The Ohio Department of Education has released partial data for the 2011-12 school year. Solon Patch already filled you in on how Solon Schools performed. Now we have a searchable database so you can see how other school districts compare. Want to know how Chagrin Falls compares to Solon? How about Orange? Just search our database to find out. Some caveats on the data, which is only partial: On its website, the department stresses that this information is preliminary and could change. You can download all of the available data on the Ohio Department of Education’s website.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Ohio Board of Education is holding off on the release of the report cards until an investigation is complete, but some info is coming near the end of the month.
The release of Ohio’s school report cards will continue to be delayed while the state auditor investigates whether some districts manipulated attendance data. The state Board of Education on Tuesday decided to release some of the information to the public around the end of September, Ohio Department of Education Associate Director of Communications John Charlton said in an email. The data will not include attendance rates, performance index or overall ratings, and the board has not set a date to release the full report cards at this time. That means Solon Schools parents won’t know the results for some time. The ratings are usually released at the end of August. Last year, Solon Schools earned outstanding ratings. According to StateImpact …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Report cards for Ohio schools are supposed to be released Aug. 29. But state school officials may delay the release until September while the state auditor investigates whether school districts have manipulated data for better results.
A data-tampering scandal may cause the Ohio Department of Education to delay the release of the school report cards until September, reports the Columbus Dispatch. The report cards are slated to be released Aug. 29. But State Board of Education President Debe Terhar has requested that the release of report cards be delayed until at least Sept. 10 when the state board meets again. The concern is that the school report card data may not be accurate. The Dispatch reports that the state auditor is currently investigating whether some districts, including Columbus, have manipulated data to obtain a better score. The allegations, which began in Columbus schools, are that school employees withdrew and then re-enrolled students so their test …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
As the first day of school gets closer, see how your local schools performed on last year’s state report card using our interactive search form.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Solon School District received an 'excellent' ranking this year, but not the 'excellent with distinction' rank it earned last year, despite posting a better score. How come?
The latest state report card for Solon City Schools recognized that the schools are excellent, but removed the "excellent with distinction" tag the schools had earned previously, despite this year's higher performance. What gives? Essentially, the reason is that Solon students are already performing at a very high level and there's little room for improvement. The excellence "downgrade" comes down to two different ways the state measures student progress in Ohio's more than 600 school districts. One way is with the Performance Index Score, which measures "the acheivement of all students over time," according to Solon school officials. That score – built by results from standardized tests – measures a school's effectiveness by taking a …