Brooklyn, OH – During the week of September 11, approximately 85 school districts throughout Ohio released a more comprehensive assessment of their districts’ performance to supplement the state’s district report card. Because the state report card focuses primarily on how well students perform on state mandated assessments, those districts felt it was important to once again inform their communities of this additional information to provide them a greater understanding of how their district is addressing and meeting community expectations.
Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional accountability measures that define a high-quality education that are not captured by the state report card. Participating districts initially survey their residents to determine factors they value in their child’s education that are not being measured by the state, then incorporate those factors in a more comprehensive profile that measures those education components that the community considers most important.
This Quality Profile helps to evaluate the effectiveness of a school district beyond standardized testing and other statistical measures provided in the state report card. The Profile is based on six categories; academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.
Now in its fourth year of development and being released statewide for the third time, the Quality Profile is sponsored by the Alliance for High Quality Education, a statewide education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.
See Brooklyn's Quality Profile Here: Brooklyn Quality Profile