Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 9-19-2017

SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

  • State report card update

President Ron Register, Vice President Kal Zucker, and board members Jim Posch, Eric Silverman and Beverly Wright were present, as were Superintendent Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer. The public meeting began at 7 p.m., after an executive session, and ended at 8:20 p.m.

State report card update

Allison Byrd, director of data, research, and assignment, explained the latest state testing results. She reviewed the tests that students are required to take. All students must now take the SAT or ACT to graduate.

Six components are now measured and reported: gap closing, progress, K–3 literacy, achievement, graduation rate, and preparation for success. Gap closing assesses student achievement in relation to measurable objectives (goals or targets). Progress is defined as growth in one year (the value added). K–3 literacy assesses how successful the district is in getting the struggling reader on track. When this measure reports 50 percent, it means that 50 percent of the students who were not on track are now on track.

LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

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