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September 2017

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Dear Twinsburg Schools Family:
 
On September 14th, the Ohio Department of Education released the Local Report Cards for the 2016/2017 school year. Districts and schools were graded on six components. The components are Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing otherwise known as Annual Measurable Outcomes (AMO), Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. Districts and schools received A-F grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures. The areas graded on this year’s Local Report Cards are the same measures graded during the 2015/2016 school year. However, in some cases, such as in the area of Performance Indicator, the Ohio Department of Education increased the standard to reach proficiency.
 
 Attached to this letter is a copy of the Twinsburg City School District’s historical trend data regarding the Local Report Card for the past three (3) school years. As you will note, our school district has either remained stable in the rating or improved in the rating in all areas with the exception of Performance Indicators. In that case, the standard needed to reach proficiency was raised to 80%.
 
 Once again this year, Graduation Rates for students at Twinsburg High School are rated as “A” for the 4 & 5 year cohort as well as for the overall grade. Furthermore, we are very pleased that the District’s overall Value-Added rating and our Gifted Value-Added rating are both noted as “A”. Recall that Value-Added calculates student growth over time. Not noted on the historical trend data for our District but equally as impressive is the fact that 100% of our 2016-2017 third grade students met the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee! 
 
 Of course, along with the areas in which our District is rated highly, there are areas for which improvement is necessary. Our staff is committed to meeting the challenges and in assisting every child in achieving success. The information included on the Local Report Card only tells a part of the story. In fact, the information, although important as an accountability measure, only tells about “a day in the life of our students” or a data point. I am very proud of the fantastic work our staff does every day to support our students! Likewise, I am extremely proud of the efforts of our students. Our students continue to do great things, to achieve and to thrive as documented in this year’s Quality Profile. You can view a copy of this year’s Quality Profile on the District’s website at: www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us. The Quality Profile tells the story of the Twinsburg City School District – a story that is more than about test scores. Indeed, we need to analyze our students’ performance results and make instructional adjustments as necessary, however, what is most important, and what is valued by our parents and our community members, is what happens every day in our schools and in our classrooms to prepare our students for success.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our students and of our school community.
 
Sincerely,
Kathryn M. Powers
Superintendent
Superintendent:
Kathryn Powers
330.486.2000
 
Administrative Assistant:
Marianne Franko
330.486.2002
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