Fairland drops, SP, Chesy still effective
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 29, 2006
The Ironton Tribune
All eastern schools were rated ‘effective’ on the 2005-20006 report card from the Ohio Department of Education. This was a slight drop in status for Fairland, which was rated ‘excellent’ last year.
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Among Chesy third-graders, 83.1 scored at or above the proficient level on the reading achievement tests; that is the same number of third- graders who scored at or above the proficient level in math. The reading scores were actually a decrease over the previous year: in the 2004-05 school year, 90.3 percent of Chesy third-graders scored at the desired level in reading. Math scores showed a decrease as well.
Among fourth-graders, 86 percent scored at or above the proficient level in reading and 88 percent scored at or above the proficient level on the math portion of the test. The reading figures were an increase over the 2005-06 report card’s 79.6 percent posting. The number of Chesy fourth-graders performing well on the writing portion of the test took a huge leap: On the 2005-06 test, 91 percent of fourth graders scored at or above the proficient level; the previous year that number was 77.6.
Among Chesy fifth-graders, 87.3 scored at or above proficient in reading, an increase over the previous year’s 79.6. Also, 62.7 scored at the desired level or above in math.
Among sixth-graders, 92 percent scored at or above the proficient level in reading; on the math portion of the sixth-grade test, that figure was 86.6.
Among Chesapeake seventh-graders, 91 percent scored at or above the proficient level in reading. But the biggest gain among seventh-graders was in math. In the 2004-05 report card, 38.3 percent of Chesapeake scored at or above the proficient level in math. By the 2005-06 report card, that figure was 83 percent— a nearly fifty-point jump.
Math proved to be the strong suit for eight-graders as well, with 75.7 scoring in the desirable range this time around, as compared with 39.8 the previous year. On the reading part of the test, 88.7 percent of eight-graders scored at or above the proficient level.
In response to the increase in middle school math scores, Kim Wells, principal of Chesapeake Middle School, said, “I think we focused more on the standards. Focus was the key.”
“Also, we targeted at risk students and had more intervention, cooperative learning, and more hands-on attention. I asked teachers and they thought behavior in the classrooms, particularly the discipline policy, made a big difference.”
On the Ohio Graduation Test, the percentages of sophomores scoring at or above the proficient level was 70.1 in social studies, 82.5 in math, 94.8 in reading, 95.9 in writing and 68 in science. Among juniors, those percentages were 85.4 in social studies, 85.4 in math, 91.3 in reading, 91.3 in writing and 80.6 in science.
Individually, both Chesapeake Elementary and Middle schools were rated “excellent” while the high school attained an ‘effective” rating.
The district’s attendance rate was 95.7 percent, up slightly from the previous year.
The district’s graduation rate was 96.8, an improvement over the 92.4 percent the previous year.
As a whole, the district’s performance index score was 98; Chesy schools met the state’s annual AYP determination. Chesapeake schools as a whole attained 21 of the state’s 25 indicators, or measures of performance.
Fairland third graders scoring at or above the proficient level in reading stood at 87.4 percent, a gain of more than five points over the previous year. Fairland third-graders also posted gains in math, 85.8 percent versus 81.9 over the previous year.
Among fourth-graders, scores dipped slightly, with 86.1 percent scoring at or above proficient in reading; on math portion of the test, 91.2 percent scored in the desired range, on the writing part of the test, 89.8 percent scored in the desired range.
Nearly 86 percent of Fairland fifth graders scored in the desired range on the reading part of their test, the percentage was 73.9 in math.
Among sixth graders, percentages in the desired range were 87.2 in reading and 82.6 in math.
Fairland seventh-graders scored in well in both math and reading: 90 percent scored at or above the proficient level in reading and 82.1 in math, a gain of more than six points over the previous year.
More than eighty-nine percent of eighth graders scored at or above the proficient level in reading, 74.3 scored in the desired range in math, an increase of more than seven points.
On the OGT, the percentage of sophomores scoring at or above the proficient level was 72 in social studies, 79.4 in math, 85.6 in reading, 87.9 in writing and65.9 in science. Among juniors, those figures were 91.9 in social studies, 95.6 in math, 97.8 in reading, 94.1 in writing and 93.4 in science.
Individually, Fairland high and middle schools were rated “effective” while the elementary garnered an “excellent” rating.
Fairland’s attendance rate was nearly unchanged at 95.4 percent while the district’s graduation rate rose nearly six points to 90.3 percent. The district’s performance index score was 98.1 and the district met 21 of the state’s 25 indicators. Fairland met its AYP.
South Point third-graders took a giant leap on the math portion of the test. Last year the percentage of third-graders who scored in the desired range on the test was 57.3 percent. This year that figure was 89 percent— a jump of more than 30 points. On the reading part of the test, 92.4 percent of third-graders scored at or above the proficient level.
Among fourth- graders,
the percentages for math and reading and writing were 86.7 and 80.5 and 89.8, respectively.
The percentages for fifth-graders 86.5 in reading and 61.9 in math, respectively.
Among sixth-graders, the percentages were 83.8 on the reading portion of the test and 55.6 in math.
Among seventh graders scoring at or above the proficient level was 79.7 percent; however, the biggest improvement among this grade was in math: 56.9, a 17-point jump over the previous year.
The percentages eighth-graders scoring at or above the proficient level was 74.1 in reading and 67.3 in math.
On the OGT, 10th graders posted percentages of 67.2 in social studies, 72.8 in math, 82.4 in reading, 80 in writing and 57.6 in science.
Among juniors, those figures were 80.3 in social studies, 85 in math,
91.1 in reading, 89.2 in writing and 78.9 in science.
Individually, Burlington Elementary chalked up an “excellent” rating while South Point Elementary and the high school were rated “effective.” The middle school was listed in the “continuous improvement” category.
South Point’s attendance rate was up slightly to 95.9 percent while its graduation rate was 82.5 percent. The district’s performance index was 92. While the district met
14 indicators, it did not meet AYP.