The groups used the Ohio Department of Education’s “Value-Added” data for the rankings. The value-added calculation is based on standardized test scores for students in grades four through eight.
Green = more than a year's worth of academic growth
Yellow = exactly a year's worth of academic growth
Red = less than a year's worth of academic growth
Composite Index: this number represents how far away the district is from the state average for student growth.
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