At the end of September, the District’s 2016-2017 Report Card results were released. While some may see many of our grades as disappointing, looking deeper into the data, we find some very encouraging trends.
At the October 2 Board of Education meeting, our Assistant Superintendent Roxann Ramsey-Caserio and Director of Teaching & Learning Christie Palumbo gave a presentation that looked behind the letter grades. What they found is that all of our student subgroups improved on their academic performance from the previous year. They also found that as a District, we compare favorably in a number of categories with peer districts in our athletic conference such as Westlake, Avon and Avon Lake.
We are proud that we continue to earn an overall A grade in our Value Added category, which measures the amount of progress made by our students in one academic year. Lakewood City Schools continues to provide its students with more than a years’ worth of progress for all its students. You can view the presentation to learn more about our students’ progress at this link: http://www.lakewoodcityschools.org/News/28605#sthash.Ph0iaqjD.dpbs
Jeffrey W. Patterson