September 20, 2017
Dear Buckeye Parents and Community,
Yesterday, the state of Ohio released our District report card. Because of changes in testing types and formats, this is the first time since the 20142015 school year that we have had some consistency in testing: two years of our students taking all online tests created by the same company. While there are certainly areas for growth in standardized test performance, we are once again proud of our students and staff for their hard work and commitment, and we believe much of the highquality education Buckeye provides is not reflected in the single data point represented by the state tests or report cards.
New this year, the Ohio Department of Education has provided districts an opportunity to hyperlink from the report card to a districtrun website. We have chosen to use this hyperlink as a way to explain portions of the report card including areas that are not adequately represented by letter grades. Our hyperlinked site is now included on our BuckeyeSchools.org website under the “About” tab, available here: http://bit.ly/AboutBLS.
In regard to Buckeye’s Report Card, our student achievement improved in 11 tested areas! We, once again, had no students retained in third grade as a result of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. We increased both participation in and achievement on AP exams by doubling the percentage of students achieving a passing score of 3. And, we are closing the gaps for student subgroup populations in K12 English for ALL students while we continue to work towards improvements in math programming.
Buckeye has an amazing amount of community support, and I truly believe our staff and students are the best in Medina county. Should you have questions about the report card, services in our District, or if you would like more information about the many ways we provide educational opportunities for our students, feel free to contact me.
Empowering Students to Excel in a Highly Competitive Society