Academic Standards and TestingBexley Schools welcomes high standards and accountability measures; we appreciate data analysis that shows us where we need to improve and how we can help students achieve success.
Ohio released its School Report Cards for 2015 - 2016 in September 2016, with letter grades that are new this year on each of the report cards' six components: Achievement, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. To read about the components, please visit the Ohio Department of Education web site.The state is using its third different test in three years to arrive at many of the grades and the new system does not allow for comparisons among them. Ohio students switched in 2015 - 2016 to new assessments known as the Ohio State Tests. Previously, students were administered the PARCC assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Bexley is committed to continuous improvement in the school district. We are working hard to understand the school report card results and put measures in place to ensure that every child receives a high quality education and is well prepared for the future. Because the report card results do not always provide a clear picture of student achievement, Bexley uses additional assessments to gauge how students are learning, such as MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) for math and DIBELS for reading in the elementary grades.A new state mandate for 2016-2017 requires districts to administer a state-funded college admission test to juniors in spring 2017. Bexley will administer the ACT to all juniors in April.
To view the data that has been released about the Bexley City School District and the five individual Bexley schools, go to the links found here. To read more about what students' Ohio State Test scores mean, click here.
Testing Schedules 2016 - 2017
Bexley Schools has developed this full assessment calendar with all of the tests that students K - 12 will take this school year.
Ohio Graduation Test*
• March 13 - 26, 2017
• June 12 - 15, 2017 (optional)
*Please note that current law requires students who first enrolled in grade 9 before July 1, 2014, to take this test. However, new rules effective January 1, 2016, provide additional testing options for graduating.
In GeneralState assessments are designed to measure whether Ohio students meet new state academic standards, including the Common Core English Language Arts and Math standards and Ohio-developed social studies and science standards. The Common Core State Standards, the norm in 45 U.S. states and four territories, are based on the most effective education models from around the world. They give teachers and parents "a common understanding of what students are expected to learn” in grades K - 12, according to the Common Core Standards Initiative. ODE reviews Ohio's Learning Standards and State Tests here.