When poverty, other student demographic factors, and past performance are taken into account, CMSD ranked slightly above average statewide on most indicators last school year, two higher-education leaders say in the draft of a new report.
Adjusting for these factors, CMSD also fared above average when compared with other members of the Ohio 8, a coalition representing urban districts, according to the draft report. In fact, the District’s adjusted performance index -- a composite of achievement test scores -- ranked first among these urban systems.
Cleveland State University President Ronald M. Berkman and Cuyahoga Community College President Alex Johnson presented the report to Board of Education on Tuesday. Berkman and Johnson are non-voting, ex-officio members of the school board.
The report, prepared by CSU’s Office of Urban Education and Tri-C’s Office of Evidence and Inquiry, examined Ohio school district data from CMSD’s first full school year under The Cleveland Plan, a customized set of reforms for education in the city.