Preliminary city school test results look good

Preliminary city school test results look good

City school test schools appear headed in right direction


Ohio Graduation Test results are preliminary but show double digit increases for Youngstown City Schools in all but two areas.

“We are in a positive trajectory,” Douglas Hiscox, deputy superintendent for academic affairs, told the Youngstown City Schools Academic Distress Commission Thursday.

He stressed that the data is raw. It doesn’t include special education test scores and some other elements.

“But we’ve seen significant gains,” Hiscox said. “We’ve seen double digit percentage gains in all areas but two.”

High school students must pass all five parts of the test to graduate. Younger students take the Ohio Achievement Assessment, the results of which aren’t in.

The two areas of decline were social studies at Chaney Campus which dropped about 9 percent, and writing at East High School which slipped slightly.

At Chaney, reading increased by 15 percent, math by 16 percent, writing by 8 percent and science by 12 percent.

At East, reading scores increased 13 percent, math 10 percent, science 13 percent and social studies nearly 8 percent.

“I hope I can come back in August and make it official,” Hiscox said.

Read more in Friday’s Vindicator.

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