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Felicity-Franklin Shows Improvement on 2017 State Report Card!
Felicity-Franklin Shows Improvement on 2017 State Report Card!
Kathy Frye

The 2017 State Report Card was released recently and our district is happy to report that we are continuing to show improvement in several areas. The state increased the percent required to meet the indicator to 80% this year, which made the improvements even harder to achieve. We are proud of the efforts of our students, staff and parents to continue to elevate the achievement in Felicity-Franklin Schools.

Explanation of Components

Achievement (Indicators) represents the number of students who passed the state tests. Achievement (Performance Index) describes how well students performed on the tests. The Gap Closing (AMO) component shows how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for specific populations (i.e. economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities, etc.) in English Language Arts, math and graduation. The K-3 Literacy component looks at how successful the school is at getting struggling readers on track to proficiency in third grade and beyond. The Progress component looks at the growth that all students are making based on their past performances. The Graduation Rate component looks at the percent of students who are successfully finishing high school with a diploma in four or five years. Finally, the Prepared for Success component looks at how well prepared our students are for all future opportunities.

 Elementary School Improvements

  • Out of 347 individual elementary tests – 319 tests were proficient and above, 265 tests were accelerated and advanced
  • All elementary scores were at least 20-25 points above the state average in EVERY grade and EVERY subject area
  • The elementary report card showed improvement in 4/4 areas: Achievement (C to B), Gap Closing (F to A), K-3 Literacy (C to B), and Progress (B to A)

 Middle School Improvements

  • Middle school test scores were above the state average in 8/12 tested areas
  • Middle school test scores improved over last year’s scores in 7/12 tested areas, including a 21 point gain in Math 8, a 16 point gain in Math 5, a 13 point gain in ELA 5 and a 12 point gain in Science 5
  • The middle school report card showed improvement in several areas. The Performance Index improved from 69.6% to 72.8%. The Indicators Met percentage increased from 7.7% to 23.1% and Gap Closing improved from 4.5% to 41.7%.

 High School Improvements

  • The 4-year graduation rate improved from 85.5% to 88.9%
  • This improvement earned the district 100/100 graduation rate points on the AMO section of the district report card and helped to increase our overall AMO grade
  • High school test scores improved over last year’s scores in 5/7 subjects, including a six point gain in American Government and a ten point gain in ELA I
  • The high school report card showed improvement in several areas. The Performance Index increased from 59.6% to 61.4% and Gap Closing improved from 33.3% to 44.8%.

 District Improvements

  • Three district scores were in the 80s (Reading 4, Math 5, and Science 5)
  • Two district scores were in the 90s (Math 3 and Math 4)
  • Two district scores were right at 100% (Social Studies 4 and 8th Grade Algebra I)
  • The district Performance Index is increasing. Last year 63.9% of the scores were Proficient, Accelerated or Advanced and this year 68.6% of the scores were Proficient, Accelerated or Advanced
  • District report card information continues to improve. Graduation Rate remained a C, although the 4-year graduation rate increased from 85.5% to 88.9%. Prepared for Success remained a D, although the percentage improved from 21.3% to 27.4% The Progress area fell with the state changing the criteria from one-year to two-year.
  • The K-3 Literacy grade moved from a C last year to a B this year. The Gap Closing grade improved from an F last year to a C this year (percentage jump from 37% to 74.9%) and the Achievement grade improved from a D last year to a C this year – with the Indicators Met section and the Performance Index section both showing an improvement in percentages.

Throughout the year, administrators and staff members in each building meet to set goals, monitor progress and discuss strategies to improve. We are excited that our district is continuing to show improvement each year on the state report card. Our goal is to provide the best education possible for all students in the Felicity-Franklin School District. Congratulations to all students, staff and parents on the improvement shown on the 2017 State Report Card!