Twinsburg City School District News Article

TCSD Releases Quality Profile, 8th Edition

During the week of October 4th, unless noted, approximately 60 school districts throughout Ohio will once again release a comprehensive assessment of their Districts’ performance to supplement the state’s district report card set to be released later this month. Because the state report card focuses primarily on how well students perform on state mandated assessments and with the impact that COVID has had on student instruction and the state testing accountability system last year, those Districts felt it was more important than ever to provide their communities with this additional information.

A Look Back and Ahead

Before addressing the specifics associated with the profile, it would be appropriate to recognize the many challenges districts, communities, staff, and the students have faced over the last year and a half and continue to address today. While some of the issues surrounding COVID and others that have come to light have created robust discussions in our communities in terms of setting which direction our board should consider, it has been reinforced by those discussions the important role public schools serve, in terms of what is not only taught in school but how the educational experiences we provide our students are invaluable to their growth and development.

We have all come to realize over the last year, the importance of in-person instruction and the subsequent opportunities that we offer our students to engage in a diverse collection of activities outside of the classroom. Our profile was designed to highlight those experiences. We remain committed to meeting those goals and hope the Quality Profile provides a chance to demonstrate how our schools are working to attain that.

Those programs and experiences which we provide to our students are what our communities have come to expect in terms of measuring quality beyond the state accountability system. While we realize some of the issues raised over the last several months have created a challenging environment for those both within and outside of the educational system, our hope is that we can continue to work together in our effort to provide our students with the highest quality instruction along with those experiences and activities necessary to meet their needs and continue their growth and development.

We stand together with our school community in the attainment of that endeavor.

Defining the Quality Profile

The Quality Profile offers parents and community members a greater understanding of how our District is addressing and meeting community expectations in general and more importantly, how we have dealt with delivering instruction, educational programming, and student activities during this past year.

The report entitled “Quality Profile,” includes additional accountability measures that define a high-quality education that are not captured by the state report card. Participating Districts initially surveyed their residents to determine those factors they value in their child’s education that are not being measured by the state, then incorporated 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 our 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. We recognize that both the state report card and the Quality Profile are necessary vehicles to help provide our residents with a comprehensive review of our District’s progress yearly and year over year.

Now in its ninth year of development and being released statewide for the eighth 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.  The Twinsburg City School District is a member of the Alliance for High Quality Education.

A list of school districts that released a Quality Profile this year is as follows:

OHIO DISTRICTS RELEASING THE “QUALITY PROFILE”
 Aurora City Schools
Avon Lake (December)
Avon Local Schools
Bay Village School (January)
Bedford City Schools
Berea
Bexley
Brecksville-Broadview Heights
Brooklyn City Schools
Brunswick City Schools
Carrollton Exempted Village
Centerville City Schools
Chagrin Falls
Chardon Local Schools
(November)
Cuyahoga Heights Local
Dublin City Schools (January)
Fairfield City
 Field Local Schools  
Forest Hills
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools
Goshen Local
Grandview Heights Schools
Great Oaks Career Campuses
Hilliard City School District
Hudson (January)
Independence
Indian Hill (September)
Kenston Local
Kings Local (January)
Kirtland Local Schools
Lakewood City Schools (January)
Lakota Local Schools
Lisbon Exempted Village
Madeira
Mason (January)
 Mayfield City Schools
Medina City Schools
Mentor
New Albany-Plain Local Schools
North Royalton
Olentangy Local
Orange City School District
Ottawa Hills (January)
Perrysburg Schools
Princeton City Schools
Revere Local
Richmond Heights Local Schools
Riverside Local
Rocky River
Solon
South Euclid Lyndhurst

Strongsville City Schools
Steubenville (Fall)
Sycamore
Sylvania City School District
Three Rivers Local Schools
Twinsburg
Upper Arlington
Vandalia-Butler
Wadsworth
West Clermont
Westlake
Wickliffe
Wooster City Schools
Worthington
Wyoming

 Click here for a copy of our Quality Profile, 8th Edition.

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