Tolles career-technical state report card shows progress

Staff report

Tolles Career & Technical Center received news of progress on its most recent career-technical report card.

Ohio’s Career-Technical Report Card, the only report card to grade career programs using an A-F scale, was released on Thursday, Aug. 20, by the Ohio Department of Education.

The district has moved from a “D” in technical skill attainment for the Class of 2012 to a “B” for the Class of 2013. The district went from a “D” in post-program placement for the Class of 2011 to a “B” for the Class of 2013.

Both four-year and five-year graduation rates remain high. Tolles earned a “B” for the Class of 2013 for a four-year graduation rate and an “A” for a five-year graduation rate.

Now in its third year, the report card grades schools on four measures for students from the graduating class of 2013 in each of Ohio’s 91 career-technical districts: four-year graduation rate, five-year graduation rate, technical skill competency and post-program placement.

The graduation rates measure the proportion of career-tech students who graduated within four and five years of beginning ninth grade. Students must be concentrating in career-technical studies by the end of their fourth year of high school to be included in these graduation rates. Technical skill attainment measures how many students passed the relevant Ohio Career Technical Competency assessments or industry assessments for their career-technical programs.

Post-program placement data reflects how many students were gainfully employed in apprenticeships, enrolled in post-secondary education or advanced training, or entered the military during the first three to six months after leaving school.

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