To Our Kirtland Schools Families,
The Ohio Department of Education recently released the 2018-2019 State Report Card, in which the Kirtland Local School District received an overall grade of B.
The School Report Cards provide a single snapshot of how students are scoring on state tests. The Kirtland Local School District uses the State Report Card as one piece of data to reflect on areas of strength and improvement, and to evaluate the overall success of the district in a variety of areas.
With the adoption of the Strategic Plan, our focus is on providing an educational program that personalizes learning to empower our students for future success. Specifically, we will be working with curriculum experts in English Language Arts and Math to evaluate our curriculum, assessments and instruction to improve the indicators missed on this year’s report card. The Board of Education approved the adoption of the Pearson Envision textbook series and online support materials for grades 6-12 at the October meeting.
We will continue to support our teachers in reviewing this data, along with other local data, to work on strategies which will help our students to acquire and apply knowledge, skills and work habits. Furthermore, we will look to increase the use of benchmarking assessments so that our teachers can continue to better monitor student progress and adjust instruction in real time to best meet the needs of all students. The goal is to challenge our students to think deeper while meeting our vision and mission for our students and community.
Along with the State Report Card, we encourage our parents and community to utilize our Quality Profile - which you can find on our website www.kirtlandschools.org - to see a comprehensive view of the quality learning and teaching going on in our schools. We are using our Strategic Plan to remain focused on continuous improvement in an effective and efficient manner.