Preliminary Darke County school test results released


By Rachel Lloyd - rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com



DARKE COUNTY — The Ohio Department of Education has released the preliminary results for the spring testing in state school districts. Testing covered English, Math, Science and Social Studies.

The state full report cards are to be released in January. The preliminary results do not have grades for the schools, and there is no Performance Index or Value-Added numbers to show overall student knowledge and academic progress.

There also are no comparisons to previous years, which would prove misleading because of the state’s shift to different learning standards and new tests.

The preliminary results show the percentages of students by grade level who scored at each of the five performance levels – Limited, Basic, Proficient, Accelerated and Advanced – for each of the subjects tested. The overall percentage for Proficient or above also is given.

Ohio’s results also cannot be compared to results in other states that participated in PARCC this spring, with more students being rated Proficient in Ohio.

Ohio legislators voted to stop using PARCC after complaints about the amount of time spent testing and problems with taking the tests online. Because of this, Ohio did not use the same score ranges and labels as other PARCC states.

The state tests in English language arts, Mathematics, Science and social Studies were administered for the first time during the 2014-15 academic year. The Math and English language arts tests were produced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), of which Ohio was a member until July 1, 2015.

Ohio used the five score ranges set by PARCC but with the labels previously used in test results. While PARCC’s labels consider only to top two scoring categories to meet expectations, Ohio’s top three score ranges are considered Proficient or better. So students labeled as Approaching Expectations in other PARCC students would be labeled Proficient in Ohio.

Future tests in math and English language arts will be Ohio-specific tests developed by Ohio educators with the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The science and social studies tests will continue to be Ohio-specific tests developed by Ohio educators in cooperation with AIR.

The full results can be found through the website at http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/Testing-Results/Results-for-Ohios-State-Tests.

A brief summary of Darke County districts’ results (percentages of students listed as Proficient or Above) is as follows:

Ansonia Local School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (74.5); grade 5 (78); grade 6 (78); grade 7 (90.7); grade 8 (90); grade 9, fewer than 10 students tested; grade 10, fewer than 10 students.

-Math: grade 3 (60.6); grade 4 (61.7); grade 5 (58); grade 6 (50); grade 7 (73.9); grade 8 (73.1); algebra I (70).

-Science: grade 5 (74.4); grade 8 (90.9).

-Social studies: grade 4 (80.4); grade 6 (73.2); American Government (67.9); American History (77.4).

Arcanum-Butler Local School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (70.5).; grade 5 (88.2); grade 6 (81.9); grade 7 (75.6); grade 8 (63.6); grade 9 (85.1); grade 10, fewer than 10 students tested.

-Math: grade 3 (65.3); grade 4 (57.1); grade 5 (75.6); grade 6 (84.3); grade 7 (71.1); grade 8 (28.2); algebra I (76.9); Geometry (97.4).

-Science: grade 5 (80.3); grade 8 (76.1).

-Social studies: grade 4 (82.1); grade 6 (65.1); American Government (72.2); American History (82).

Franklin-Monroe Local School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (94.4); grade 5 (91.1); grade 6 (93.2); grade 7 (61.7); grade 8 (66.7); grade 9 (79.3).

-Math: grade 3 (90.6); grade 4 (100); grade 5 (95.3); grade 6 (91.5); grade 7 (70.2); grade 8 (54.1); Algebra I (95.6); Geometry (100).

-Science: grade 5 (82.2); grade 8 (72.7); high school physical science (73.8).

-Social Studies: grade 4 (94.4); grade 6 (90.2); American Government (77.1); American history (74.6).

Greenville City School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (65.6); grade 5 (64.2); grade 6 (52.1); grade 7 (68.6); grade 8 (61); grade 9 (70.9).

-Math: grade 3 (58.6); grade 4 (59.9); grade 5 (82.1); grade 6 (70.5); grade 7 (60.8); grade 8 (54); Algebra I (68.2); Geometry (100).

-Science: grade 5 (61.9); grade 8 (55.3); high school physical science (62.1).

-Social studies: grade 4 (70.4); grade 6 (47); American Government (74.7); American History (68.1).

Mississinawa Valley Local School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (80); grade 5 (42.9); grade 6 (82); grade 7 (76.5); grade 8 (82.7); grade 9 (60).

-Math: grade 3 (75.4); grade 4 (80); grade 5 (69.4); grade 6 (74); grade 7 (62.7); grade 8 (86.2); Algebra I (68.1); Geometry (85.7).

-Science: grade 5 (41.7); grade 8 (88.2); high school physical science (68.3).

-Social studies: grade 4 (71.1); grade 6 (51); American Government (48.5); American History (58.3).

Tri-Village Local School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (63); grade 5 (67.1); grade 6 (73.7); grade 7 (78.2); grade 8 (87.7); grade 9 (74.5).

-Math: grade 3 (70.6); grade 4 (58.3); grade 5 (70.3); grade 6 (71.4); grade 7 (74.1); grade 8 (54.4); Algebra I (51); Geometry, fewer than 10 students tested; integrated Math I, fewer than 10 students tested.

-Science: grade 5 (65.8); grade 8 (45.6); high school physical science (36.2).

-Social studies: grade 4 (58.9); grade 6 (71.4); American Government (64.9); American History (62.9).

Versailles Exempted Village School District

-English language arts: grade 4 (80); grade 5 (86.5); grade 6 (88); grade 7 (89.8); grade 8 (90.3); grade 9 (84.7).

-Math: grade 3 (75.5); grade 4 (88.8); grade 5 (89.9); grade 6 (90.6); grade 7 (90.4); grade 8 (77.3); Algebra I (95.3); Geometry (100).

-Science: grade 5 (89.9); grade 8 (93.8).

-Social studies: grade 4 (91); grade 6 (78.9); American Government (89); American History (90.4).

By Rachel Lloyd

rlloyd@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Rachel Lloyd at 937-569-4354 or on Twitter @RachelLloydGDA. For more features, visit our Facebook page by searching Advocate 360 or visit our website at www.dailyadvocate.com

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