This week, ap-
proximately 70 school districts throughout Ohio, including Twinsburg, are releasing a more comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the state report cards known as a "Quality Profile."
According to the Alliance for High Quality Education, the report includes additional accountability measures that define a high quality education that are not included in the state's report.
Twinsburg City School District officials hope the profile, arriving as an insert in the Sept. 21 Twinsburg Bulletin, helps to evaluate the effectiveness of a school district beyond standardized testing and other statistical measures.
The profile is based on six categories, including academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement and student services.
Over the last several years, participating districts have been surveying their residents to determine those factors they value in their child's education that are not being measured by the state, then incorporate those factors in a more comprehensive profile that measures the education components that the community considers most important.
Now in its fourth year, and being released statewide for the third time, the Quality Profile is sponsored by the Alliance for High Quality Education, a statewide education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for all students and to represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.
-- Compiled by Editor Andrew Schunk