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Village schools earn top rating from state

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The Yellow Springs Village School District achieved an excellent with distinction rating, the highest possible grade, on the 2009–10 report card from the Ohio Department of Education last week. The annual report card is based on the Ohio Achievement and Graduation Tests that students in grades 3–11 took last spring in the subjects of math, reading, writing, science and social studies. This is the first time in four years that the district has risen from a continuous grade of “excellent” to “excellent with distinction.”

According to the report card results, over 75 percent of students who took the test demonstrated proficiency in all subjects. The district met 26 of 26 indicators and attained a performance index of 100.7 out of a total of 120 points. The district also achieved adequate yearly progress by demonstrating “above expected growth for at least two consecutive years.”

The full report card can be found at

More on this story will appear in next week’s print edition of the YS News.


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