Mansfield City Schools Respond To Low ODE Report Card Grade

Mansfield City Schools Respond To Low ODE Report Card Grade

  • 9/13/2018 2:17:57 PM
  • Emily Ramey
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has released the 2017-2018 annual report card for Mansfield City Schools.

According to the ODE website, "Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement... Report Cards are only one part of the story. To get a fuller picture, we encourage you to visit schools, talk to educators, parents, and students, and review the school’s or district’s webpage."

The 2017-2018 annual report card for Mansfield City Schools currently shows an overall district grade of "F" and a grade of "D" in the categories of "Achievement" and "Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers," as well as a grade of "F" in the categories of "Progress," "Gap Closing," "Graduation Rate," and "Prepared for Success."

However, the district believes an unintended reporting error is responsible for these low grades. A statement released today by Brian Garverick, Superintendent of Mansfield City Schools reads as follows:

"Our staff members continue to work to serve Every Student, Every Day.

Annually Ohio School Report Cards are released to show where schools are succeeding as well as areas where they need to improve. As noted on the Ohio Department of Education’s website, “Report Cards are only one part of the story of what is happening in a district or school.”

An unintentional reporting error appears to have negatively impacted Mansfield City Schools’ district report card. The district has asked ODE to look into how this reporting error can be corrected. That request is in process and is noted in ODE’s Release Notes for the 2017-2018 Report Cards.

It is important that our community understand that we have made verifiable progress that is not reflected in the overall grade that was released today. We will continue to implement our plan to improve student achievement at all levels.

The Local Report Card has evolved and is more complex than ever. We are reviewing the data and working with ODE to get questions answered and this issue resolved."

To learn more in-depth details about how Mansfield City Schools have been graded by the Ohio Department of Education, visit reportcard.education.ohio.gov.

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