Solon did great in the annual school report cards, but how did they compare to other districts in the area?
When the Ohio Department of Education released the 2010-11 state report cards Wednesday, Solon City Schools had a lot to cheer about. Solon received the "Excellent" designation and had a whopping 110.7 performance score, higher than last year's. The district met all 26 of the state indicators, which are based on student performance on math, reading, science and graduation tests. But how do they stack up against other area schools? Below are a sample of other school districts and their ratings from the state report cards. Orange City Schools Beachwood City Schools Twinsburg City Schools Hudson City Schools Mayfield City Schools Chagrin Falls Schools MORE REPORT CARD NEWS
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 …