Thanks to our Willoughby lobbyists for informing us about the Cleveland.com article on school rankings. We compiled the following information from the Ohio Department of Education website.
PERFORMANCE INDEX RANKING
The Performance Index is a calculation that measures student performance on the Ohio Achievement Assessments/Ohio Graduate Tests at the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels and English I, English II, Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I and Integrated Math II.
VALUE-ADDED PROGRESS RANKINGS
Value-added is a calculation that uses student achievement data over time to measure the gains in learning students make. It provides a way to measure the effect a school or teacher has on student academic performance over the course of a school year or another period of time.
This calculation measures opportunities for and performance of gifted students. This ranking includes several components: the percent of all students in the district that are identified as gifted, the percent of students identified as gifted that receive gifted services, the percent of all students in the district that receive gifted services, the Performance Index for gifted students, and the Value-Added Gifted measure from the district report cards.