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(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