Troy City Schools among best in state in terms of Progress, according to state report cards


TROY – The Troy City Schools District is among the top 15 percent of the 610 public school districts in Ohio, based on the annual state report cards recently released by the Ohio Department of Education. 


The ODE gave each district 1-5 stars (1 being the lowest, five being the highest) in each of five categories: Achievement, Gap Closing, Progress, Graduation and Early Literacy. The district scored five stars in both Progress and Cap Closing, four stars in Achievement and Graduation, and three stars in Early Literacy. 


“Overall, we were pleased to see how we scored in the latest round of school report cards,” Troy City Schools Superintendent Chris Piper said. “Out of five stars, we had five stars in progress, five stars in gap closing, four stars in achievement and four stars in graduation. Overall that puts us in the top 15 percent of all school districts in the state. This is a testament to the hard work being done each and every day by our staff members.”


Troy City Schools scored highest Progress and Gap Closing, both of which are measures of how the district is doing compared to prior years. According to ODE, “Progress looks closely at the growth all students are making based on their past state test performances. The Progress Component measures the academic performance of students compared to expected growth on Ohio’s State Tests. This calculation uses a ‘value-added’ model of measuring academic growth that compares the change in achievement of a group of students to an expected amount of change in achievement that is based on the students’ prior achievement history.”


In the Progress category, Troy had the 19th-highest score out of 610 districts across the state of Ohio.


“We are particularly proud of the progress we’ve made,” Piper said. “We are focused on improving student learning and it’s good to see that hard work paying off.”


While pleased with the scores, Piper knows there still remains much work to be done in the district. 


“We are incredibly proud of the work we have done and are continuing to do, but we also understand we still have a great deal of hard work ahead of us,” he said, “These scores tell us what we are doing works and we are headed in the right direction.  We have dedicated professionals on staff who will continue to help our students dream big, work hard and succeed.”

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