From The Office of Career-Technical Education:
Each Child, Our Future is Ohio’s shared plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future. One of the plan’s strategies is to refine the state’s accountability system to be a fairer, more meaningful process.
Ohio School Report Cards give communities a clear picture of the progress of their schools in raising achievement and preparing students for the future. Consistent with the strategy of refining the accountability system, the State Board of Education recently made changes to the Career Technical Planning District Report Card based on recommendations from an external stakeholder work group. The three main changes you will see on the report card released in September include: an expanded college and career readiness measure, a change in the academic performance measure, and a new overall grade.
College and Career Readiness: The former Prepared for Success component will be substantially expanded and will now be called the Career and Post-Secondary Readiness component. The new component includes credit for additional readiness measures such as military readiness, apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships, the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal, additional advanced coursework successfully completed, and work-based learning experiences. The component will be fully implemented over several years as some data elements have not been collected or used in a report card measure before. The refined measures provide more opportunities for students to demonstrate readiness and for districts to earn credit on the report card. Full details on the calculation and additional readiness measures can be found in the revised technical document.
Academic Performance: Consistent with recently updated federal requirements in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Performance Index will be phased-in as the academic measure, but it will not be graded this year. The new Performance Index measure will replace the Indicators Met measure in the Achievement Component. The Indicators Met will no longer be included on the Career-Technical Planning District report card. This measure will include students tested in the current year who are identified as CTE Concentrators by the Department based on the Perkins V definition of a CTE Concentrator. The Performance Index for Career-Technical Planning Districts is calculated exactly the same as for traditional schools and districts with one major exception: the CTPD Performance Index also includes high school end-of-course (EOC) exams in science (Biology and Physical Science) and social studies (US History and American Government) for first time test takers. For more information about how the Performance Index is otherwise calculated, please see the Performance Index technical documentation for traditional schools and districts.
The Overall Grade will be implemented for the 2019 report card, and each of the four components are equally weighted at 25 percent. Additionally, the Perkins IV Performance Measures are not required to be calculated or reported to the U.S. Department of Education during the transition to Perkins V (recently updated requirements). In light of this, there are no applicable targets to report or to include in the overall grade calculation. Once the Perkins V Performance Measures are implemented, they will be factored into the Overall Grade.
Each Child, Our Future focuses on high school success and postsecondary connections and the multiple ways students can demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for high school graduation and beyond. Career Technical Planning Districts are key partners in meeting Ohio’s vision for each student. The Career-Technical Planning District Report Cards support the work by examining key metrics of success such as career readiness – with a focus on equitable outcomes for all students.
If you have any questions, please contact Accountability@education.ohio.gov.