NT comments on Report Card


By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com



NEW PARIS — National Trail Local School District received a District Grade of “C” on the recent School Report Card.

During the NTLSD Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25, all three district principals commented on the ratings.

For the district, an “A” was received for Gap Closing and Graduation Rate.

According to Ohio Department of Education, the Gap Closing component shows how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for our most vulnerable students in English language arts, math, graduation and English language proficiency

The Graduation Rate component looks at the percent of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years.

The district received a “B” in Progress, which looks closely at the growth all students are making based on their past performances.

The district received a “C” in Improving at-risk K-3 Readers, which looks at how successful the school is at improving at-risk K-3 readers.

The district received a “D” in Achievement, which represents whether student performance on state tests met established thresholds and how well students performed on tests overall. A new indicator measures chronic absenteeism.

The district received an “F” in Prepared for Success. According to Ohio Department of Education, whether training in a technical field or preparing for work or college, the Prepared for Success component looks at how well prepared Ohio’s students are for all future opportunities.

National Trail Elementary School’s results differed in Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success, which are not recorded, Progress in which the school received a “D” and Achievement, in which the school received a “C.”

National Trail Middle School’s results differed in Graduation Rate, Improving At-risk K-3 Readers, and Prepared for Success, which are not recorded, and Gap Closing, for which the school received a “B.”

“I went back and looked at the trend for 2014 and 2015 and everything is an upward trend,” Middle School Principal Mike Eyler said.

National Trail High School’s results differed in Improving at-risk K-3 Readers, which was not recorded.

“As a High School, we scored a “B” on it, but we earned four points on it this year, so 80 percent is the requirement. We actually met that in American History, American Government, Biology, and the End of Course Improvement indicator,” High School Principal Brian McKnight said.

Superintendent Bob Fischer added, “For me, with the Report Card, I don’t view it any differently than Jeff [Parker] did, so I’m not going to spend a lot of time on it. It is hard to put weight into something that fluctuates as much as it does. Our own results over the last three years have been up and down.”

By Kelsey Kimbler

kkimbler@registerherald.com

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH