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Mixed bag for area schools in first report card

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Some parts of the report were stronger than others, but area schools earned more As than Cs on new school evaluations released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education.

As can sometimes be the case with anticipated bureaucratic rollouts, the Web site hosting the data failed to function properly through yesterday and this morning. Even the error message is chock full of difficult-to-understand jargon.

“Maximum number of interactive session per user for project exceeded while trying to login user guest_d1 to project ReportCard,” reads the explanation for why “The Report Card is experiencing an unexpected problem.”

Those hangups meant that some district administrators were unable to review their reports as of press time today. (See accompanying story).

However, some raw numbers showed that West Liberty-Salem and Benjamin Logan each hit 24 of a possible 24 indicators, earning an A in that component. Indicators measure standardized test results for third-grade through high school in areas including reading, math and science.

Indian Lake and Bellefontaine each met 21 indicators, good enough for a B in that category. Riverside earned a C, meeting 18 of 24 indicators.

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