Schools Publishes Second Quality Profile
On September 14, 2015, school districts throughout Ohio are once again releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the State’s School District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile”, the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the State’s report card. Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools has placed its Quality Profile report on its website homepage under “Quick Links.”
The Quality Profile helps to evaluate the effectiveness of a school district beyond standardized testing measures. The content of Chagrin Falls School’s Quality Profile is based on commitment to improvement, academics, digital learning, arts/music, fiscal stewardship, student leadership and activities, parent and community involvement, and awards/accolades.
“Public schools should be a reflection of the values and expectations of the local community,” said Superintendent Robert Hunt. “The profile allows us to annually engage the community in a conversation about how we define quality at Chagrin Falls. This profile should include the information our community wants to know about their schools.”
Over the last several years, participating districts have been surveying residents to determine factors they value in their child’s education that are not measured on the state report card. The result is an expanded report that describes, in detail, the programs and values of their school system. The district’s Strategic Plan Advisory Council provided input into both the information and the new look that has been included in this year’s Quality Profile.
The Quality Profile is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and to speak for member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.