Chapter 3301-28 Local Report Card

3301-28-01 Definitions.

The following definitions apply to this chapter unless otherwise defined in Chapter 3302. of the Revised Code:

(A) "Local Report Card (LRC)" means the physical or digital report on the performance of each school district and building that is released after each school year. The local report card contains the performance measures outlined in this chapter. Beginning with the local report card released for the 2014-2015 school year, the local report card will include graded components and an overall grade for the school district or building.

(B) "Performance measure" means an individual metric used to evaluate a specific aspect of the performance of school district or building. Performance measures may be graded or reported on the local report card without a grade.

(C) "Component" refers to a grouping of performance measures that evaluate a similar aspect of the performance of school district or building. A component may contain one or more performance measures. School districts and buildings will receive grades for components beginning with the local report card released for the 2014-2015 school year.

(D) "Overall grade" means the overall performance of a school district or building on the local report card. The overall grade is a combination of component grades. School districts and buildings will receive an overall grade beginning with the local report card released for the 2014-2015 school year.

(E) "Performance Benchmark" defines the levels at which each measure is assigned a letter grade. These performance benchmarks may include percentages or other statistical measures.

Effective: 08/05/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03

3301-28-02 Annual measureable objectives.

(A) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, the local report card shall include a graded performance measure for the annual measurable objectives (AMOs) to assess the academic achievement gaps in Ohio.

(B) This measure shall evaluate the academic performance of specific groups of students, including racial and demographic groups. Each group shall be compared against the collective performance of all students in Ohio. Grades shall be awarded in accordance with the agreement between the department of education and the United States department of education.

(C) The department shall assign a letter grade for the annual measurable objectives performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) "A" for scores greater than or equal to ninety per cent;

(2) "B" for scores greater than or equal to eighty per cent but less than ninety per cent:

(3) "C" for scores greater than or equal to seventy per cent but less than eighty per cent;

(4) "D" for scores greater than or equal to sixty per cent but less than seventy per cent; and

(5) "F" for scores less than sixty per cent.

Effective: 08/05/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03

3301-28-03 Performance index.

(A) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, the local report card shall include a graded performance measure known as performance index. This measure shall use the performance index system described in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) The performance index shall assign weights for each student's performance level on state assessments. Higher levels of achievement by a student will result in a higher weight for that student. Grades shall be awarded as a percentage of the total possible points on the performance index.

(C) The department shall assign a letter grade for the performance index performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) "A" for scores greater than or equal to ninety per cent;

(2) "B" for scores greater than or equal to eighty per cent but less than ninety per cent;

(3) "C" for scores greater than or equal to seventy per cent but less than eighty per cent;

(4) "D" for scores greater than or equal to fifty per cent but less than seventy per cent; and

(5) "F" for scores less than fifty per cent.

(D) Students who are advanced a grade in a tested subject area in accordance with a student acceleration policy adopted under section 3324.10 of the Revised Code and take the corresponding assessment shall receive the weight prescribed for the next higher performance level. The department shall assign the weight of one point three for a score in the assessment's highest performance level for students who are advanced a grade.

Effective: 08/05/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03

3301-28-04 Performance indicators.

(A) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, the local report card shall include a graded performance measure known as performance indicators. This measure shall use the performance indicators established in section 3302.02 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each performance indicator demonstrates what percentage of students in a school district or building scored at least proficient on state assessments, or achieved a prescribed level of performance for other specified goals. If a school district or building achieves the expected level of performance outlined by this section, the school or district is considered to have met the indicator. The grade for this measure shall be the percentage of applicable performance indicators met out of the total applicable performance indicators possible.

(C) The department shall assign a letter grade for the performance indicators performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) "A" for scores greater than or equal to ninety per cent;

(2) "B" for scores greater than or equal to eighty per cent but less than ninety per cent;

(3) "C" for scores greater than or equal to seventy per cent but less than eighty per cent;

(4) "D" for scores greater than or equal to fifty per cent but less than seventy per cent; and

(5) "F" for scores less than fifty per cent.

(D) For any performance indicator based on the percentage of students attaining a proficient score on the assessments prescribed by divisions (A) and (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code, a school district or building shall be considered to have met the indicator if:

(1) For the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, at least seventy-five per cent of the tested students score proficient or higher on the assessment.

(2) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2013-2014 school year, at least eighty per cent of the tested students score proficient or higher on the assessment.

(E) Notwithstanding division (D) of this section, the performance indicators for assessments prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code as only administered to eleventh grade students shall be considered met if at least eighty-five per cent of the tested students score proficient or higher on the assessments.

Effective: 08/05/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03

3301-28-05 Graduation rates.

(A) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, the local report card shall include graded performance measures for the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate and five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate. This measure shall use the adjusted cohort graduation rate defined in section 3302.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) The grade for the four-year adjusted graduation rate shall be based on the percentage of students who earn a diploma within four years of entering the ninth grade for the first time. The grade for the five-year adjusted graduation rate shall be based on the percentage of students who graduate within five years of entering ninth grade for the first time.

(C) The department shall assign a letter grade for the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) "A" for scores greater than or equal to ninety-three per cent;

(2) "B" for scores greater than or equal to eighty-nine per cent but less than ninety-three per cent;

(3) "C" for scores greater than or equal to eighty-four per cent but less than eighty-nine per cent;

(4) "D" for scores greater than or equal to seventy-nine per cent but less than eighty-four per cent; and

(5) "F" for scores less than seventy-nine per cent.

(D) The department shall assign a letter grade for the five-year adjusted cohort graduation rate performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) "A" for scores greater than or equal to ninety-five per cent;

(2) "B" for scores greater than or equal to ninety per cent but less than ninety-five per cent;

(3) "C" for scores greater than or equal to eighty-five per cent but less than ninety per cent;

(4) "D" for scores greater than or equal to eighty per cent but less than eighty-five per cent;

(5) "F" for scores less than eighty per cent.

Effective: 08/05/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03

3301-28-06 Value-added progress dimension.

(A) Beginning with the local report card released for the 2012-2013 school year, the local report card shall include graded performance measures for the value-added progress dimension described in section 3302.021 of the Revised Code. These measures shall include a grade for the progress of students overall, progress of students identified as gifted, progress of students with disabilities, and progress of students whose performance places them in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis.

(B) The value-added measure uses assessment data from multiple assessments over multiple years to determine if a school district or building is producing student academic progress. A composite of academic progress shall be computed for each school district and building from the progress made in reading and mathematics. This composite shall use up to three years of measured progress data as available.

(C) The department shall assign a letter grade for each value-added performance measure using the following performance benchmarks:

(1) A composite that is at least two standard errors of measure above the mean score shall be designated as an "A";

(2) A composite that is at least one standard error of measure but less than two standard errors of measure above the mean score shall be designated as a "B";

(3) A composite that is less than one standard error of measure above the mean score but greater than or equal to one standard error of measure below the mean score shall be designated as a "C";

(4) A composite that is not greater than one standard error of measure below the mean score but is greater than or equal to two standard errors of measure below the mean score shall be designated as a "D"; and

(5) A composite that is not greater than two standard errors of measure below the mean score shall be designated as an "F."

(D) The mean is determined by Ohio's growth expectation. The standard for Ohio's growth expectation for grades four through eight in reading and mathematics is met when the student group makes one year's growth from one year to the next in relation to the base year statewide distribution.

(E) The students included in the value-added measure for students whose performance places them in the lowest quintile for achievement on a statewide basis shall be determined using an average of the current and previous year's assessments scores in reading and mathematics.

(F) The students included in the value-added measure for students identified as gifted will include students identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability and specific academic ability fields pursuant to Chapter 3324. of the Revised Code.

(G) In accordance with sections 3301.0711 , 3301.0714 , and 3319.321 of the Revised Code and the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (January 2013), 20 U.S.C. 1232g , individual student test scores and individual student reports shall be made available only to a student's classroom teacher, other appropriate educational personnel, and the student's parent or guardian.

Effective: 01/02/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/05/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03
Prior Effective Dates: 5/6/07, 6/16/11, 08/05/2013

3301-28-07 Kindergarten through third grade literacy improvement.

(A) Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year, the local report card will include a graded performance measure known as kindergarten through third grade literacy improvement or K-3 literacy improvement. This measure will determine progress made based on the reduction in the percentage of students scoring below grade level, or below proficient, compared from year to year in grades kindergarten through three.

(B) The grade for this measure will be the percentage of the previous year's students in grades kindergarten through third grade that were below proficient in reading who test at or above proficient this year divided by the percent of students in grades kindergarten through three that tested below grade level in the previous year.

(1) The calculation will only include students that were in the school or district in the current year, which is the most recent school year, and the previous school year.

(2) The measure will utilize the results of the reading diagnostics as required by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and the English language arts assessments administered at the end of the third grade as prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.

(a) The improvement in kindergarten literacy will be measured using the previous year's kindergarten reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and the current year's first grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.

(b) The improvement in first grade literacy will be measured using the previous year's first grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and the current year's second grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.

(c) The improvement in second grade literacy will be measured using the previous year's second grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and the current year's third grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.

(d) The improvement in third grade literacy will be measured using the current year's third grade reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code and the current year's English language arts assessments administered at the end of the third grade as prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code.

(3) Schools and districts will receive a demotion for each student who scores below proficient on the English language arts assessments administered at the end of the third grade as prescribed under division (A)(1)(a) of section 3301.0710 of the Revised Code and is not on a reading improvement and monitoring plan as described by division (C) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code.

(C) The department will assign a letter grade for the kindergarten through third grade literacy improvement measure using grade ranges calculated each year by:

(1) Dividing the distance between the statewide average value for this measure and a score of one-hundred into three equal ranges. These equal ranges will be, in descending order, the "A" grade range, "B" grade range, and "C" grade range, with the statewide average value for this measure being the minimum of the "C" grade range.

(2) Designating the "D" grade range as a distance below the statewide average value for this measure equal to the grade ranges in division (C)(1) of this rule.

(3) Designating any score resulting from the measure below the minimum of the "D" grade range as an "F".

(D) No school or district with less than five percent of its kindergarten students scoring below proficient on the reading diagnostic assessment administered by September thirtieth of the previous year as prescribed by division (B)(1) of section 3313.608 of the Revised Code will receive a letter grade on the kindergarten through third grade literacy improvement measure.

Effective: 01/02/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/02/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3301.07 , 3302.03
Rule Amplifies: 3302.03