Loveland, Oh. - Today, more than 20 school districts throughout Ohio released a companion to the state’s Local Report Card. Called a Quality Profile, the report includes additional accountability measures that define a high-quality education and are not captured by the state report card.
This Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of public education beyond standardized testing. The content is based on the 10 categories of academics, arts, commitment to improvement, digital learning, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, staff leadership, student activities, student leadership and student services.
More than a year ago, 10 Southwest Ohio districts – Forest Hills, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Oak Hills, Sycamore and Wyoming – surveyed residents to determine factors they value in their child’s education that were not represented on the state report card. The result is a collaborative report that shares an expanded story of each participating school district.
Now adopted by more than 20 districts in Ohio, the report is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.
“Ohio is fortunate to have outstanding schools across the state committed to their students and community,” said Chad Hilliker, superintendent, Loveland City Schools. “As an educator, it has been a privilege to collaborate with other districts in the Cincinnati area to discuss and develop a comprehensive report about how we really do business to share with our community. Each district strives to deliver unique educational offerings; the Quality Profile expands perspective on how we truly educate our students.”
The state report card is scheduled for release later this month.