Written Testimony Ohio Senate Senate Finance Committee, Chris Widener, Chair Gregory P.

Mild, Educator, Columbus Education Association 2497 Tulane Court Lewis Center, OH 43035 614-546-9279

Chair Widener, Ranking Member Skindell, and members of the committee, As you know, House Bill 153 proposes adding a new law that will require 6,500 teachers per year to retake tests that they have already successfully passed, regardless of whether they have already demonstrated personal expertise in their content area. The law would require that ALL of the core subject area teachers in the lowest performing 10% of schools across the state will be required to retake the Praxis II tests that apply to their teaching assignment. The text of this section of the revised bill follows:
Sec. 3319.58. (A) As used in this section, "core subject area" has the same meaning as in section 3319.074 of the Revised Code. (B) Each year, the board of education of each city, exempted village, and local school district, governing authority of each community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, and governing body of each STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code with a building in the lowest ten percentiles of performance index score, as ranked under section 3302.21 of the Revised Code, shall require each classroom teacher teaching in a core subject area in such a building to register for and take all written examinations prescribed by the state board of education for licensure to teach that core subject area and the grade level to which the teacher is assigned under section 3319.22 of the Revised Code. (C) Each district board of education, each community school governing authority, and each STEM school governing body may use the results of a teacher's examinations required under division (B) of this section in developing and revising professional development plans and in deciding whether or not to continue employing the teacher in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 3314. or 3326. of the Revised Code. However, no decision to terminate or not to renew a teacher's employment contract shall be made solely on the basis of the results of a teacher's examination under this section until and unless the teacher has not attained a passing score on the same required examination for at least three consecutive administrations of that examination. (pp. 2104-2105)

According to the information available to the public through the Ohio Department of Education website for last year the lowest-performing 10%, including charters, calculates to 351 schools. Of this total, 128, or 37%, are charter schools.

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A side note about this statistic -- while 40% of charter schools fall into this category, only 7% of the remaining public schools are poor performing. The 351 buildings employ a total of 7,369 teachers, with 6,504, or 85%, teaching in a core subject area. Each of these core teachers will be required to "take all written examinations prescribed by the state board of education for licensure to teach that core subject area and the grade level." Depending on the subject, grade level, and teaching assignment, these teachers will be required to take between 2 and 10 exams each for a grand total of 23,804 total written examinations. And at what cost? Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org) charges an annual fee of $50 and exams average $90 each for a grand total of $2,229,520 flowing out of the hands of Ohio's teachers That money will be going to the New Jersey-based non-profit company that once reported: "Mistakes in the scoring of an examination that 18 states used in licensing teachers caused more than 4,000 people who should have passed it to fail instead." (The New York Times; July 13, 2004) Even more inconsistent is the fact that at least 550 of these teachers demonstrated significant growth from their students through Ohio's Value-Added model. And what about the sheer amount of time involved? If this is part of the plan to give school districts flexibility in staffing decisions, it must work to the benefit of a school board. The bill states that schools will be able to use these results "in developing and revising professional development plans and in deciding whether or not to continue employing the teacher." Consider how this process would play out looking at the actual dates of events. According to the newly revised Section 3302.21 (page 1634) of the bill, The Ohio Department of Education won't be required to report school rankings until September 1. On September 2, those 6,504 teachers (minus retirees) will be logging on to the ETS website to schedule their paper examinations -- none of these particular Praxis II exams are computer-based. If the website doesn't crash, those teachers will find that the next testing date available to them is not until Saturday, November 12 (unless they teach 7-12 science, then the next test date is January). Those teachers who only need to take two tests might be able to schedule both tests on this date, assuming the test center can accommodate the high number of participants. Understand that this provision would instantaneously drop 6,504 teachers into the Praxis II testing program on top of all of the existing individuals scheduled to test, an enormous number to accommodate. For instance, the 2 available sites in Franklin County will need to seat nearly 1,200 while the 3 testing locations around Cleveland will need to find seating for an additional 2,300 teachers.

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Those teachers that are able to finish in November will get their test results back one month later, just in time for Winter Break. The 4,400 still needing to take more tests will try to schedule for January 14 (assuming no snow) and should see those results by February 14. And finally, the 2,800 needing five or six tests will be able to wrap that up around March 17, receiving their scores on April 17. This still leaves 59 teachers needing additional tests that they cannot schedule until mid-June. After the district receives all of these scores in late April, then they can begin the real work for the school year, "developing and revising professional development plans and in deciding whether or not to continue employing the teacher." And haven't we all experienced the impactful work that occurs in May & June as it relates to effecting change in student learning for the school year?

And what about the reliability of these assessments? According to the Ohio Department of Education in January 2011: Successful completion of required tests is designed to ensure that candidates for licensure have acquired the minimal knowledge necessary for entry-level positions. The Praxis II tests are not designed to predict performance on the job nor can passing the licensure examination(s) guarantee good teaching. The tests are built to represent knowledge and skills imparted in educator preparation programs in the United States.

Lastly, I think it's important to look at the original rationale for this provision. Page seven of Book Five of the Jobs Budget, The Reforms Book, offers the administration's reason for including this teacher-testing component.

Test Teachers in Poor-Performing Schools What will change Teachers employed in a school identified in the bottom five percent of the state‘s schools on the basis of student results will be required to take licensure tests. Why this change is important Massachusetts successfully implemented a teacher-testing program that significantly improved student results. Teachers were tested on the content they were assigned to teach. Struggling schools need to be sure teachers are competent and fully capable of teaching their assigned curriculum. Testing teachers to be sure they know their content and basic pedagogy is a key step in this process.

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Testing will make sure teachers are competent in the subjects they are teaching. Limiting this provision to poor-performing schools will minimize costs and avoid unnecessary burdens on quality schools.

A quick note: The Reform Book did state five percent, while the language in HB 153 has since been changed to ten percent. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education website (http://www.doe.mass.edu/gem/) states the following: Teachers must demonstrate that they have met subject matter knowledge requirements by taking and passing the appropriate sections of the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure. Pedagogical skills and knowledge are acquired and demonstrated in approved teacher preparation programs. So what exactly are these Massachusetts Tests? The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure program was initiated by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in 1998 as part of our statewide education reform initiative for educators seeking PreKindergarten to grade 12 licenses. The MTEL program includes a test of communication and literacy skills as well as tests of subject matter knowledge. The tests are designed to ensure that Massachusetts educators can communicate adequately with students, parents/guardians, and other educators and that they are knowledgeable in the subject matter of the license sought. How does one prepare for the tests? The primary approach to preparation for taking and passing one of the Subject Tests is adequate study at the collegiate level in the content defined by the Massachusetts licensure regulations and other state policies. Candidates should consult with their college advisors before registering to take the tests.

Apparently, the entire state of Massachusetts has a finely tuned licensure process whereby a person had to attend an approved educator preparation program at an institution of higher education, and then pass these tests on pedagogy and subject matter before getting an initial 5-year license and obtaining a teaching job.

So why doesn't Ohio work this way? A response from the superintendent of public instruction for the state of Ohio:

Prior to 1991, candidates for licensure in Ohio needed only to complete an approved teacher preparation program and declare themselves to be free of a criminal record in order to obtain a teaching certificate. Beginning as recently as

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1991, candidates have also been required to pass a standardized, paper-andpencil examination on general knowledge, subject matter knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge (Ohio Department of Education, 1987). Thus, the critical element of quality control regarding public school teaching in many states has been the state's approval of the college or university teacher education program. In 1992, Ohio's State Board of Education voted to revise both the state's elementary and secondary standards and the teacher education and licensure standards. This action provides Ohio with a new opportunity to build a teacher licensure system based upon what teachers must know, be like, and be able to do to begin teaching. Under this approach candidates for licensure would receive a restricted license upon successful completion of a preparation program and an assessment of general knowledge, subject matter knowledge, and pedagogical knowledge. This restricted license would allow persons to complete a 1-year residency under the supervision of a fully licensed teacher. Upon completion of a successful residency and performance based assessment, they would be eligible for full licensure. These new assessments may include institutional evaluations of candidates, multiple-choice examinations, constructed response examinations, portfolios, or performance in real or simulated settings.

That text is from Ted Sanders, superintendent of public instruction for the state of Ohio, written and published in 1993. Why isn't Ohio doing what Massachusetts is doing? Because we moved BEYOND that process when the 1992 changes went into effect in 1998, the same year that Massachusetts was just starting on their current model. Some of you may recognize that 1998 change as the implementation of 2-year provisional licenses and the Praxis III process for evaluating new teachers. Beginning next school year (August 2011), Ohio will be moving forward again with a more intensive 4-year resident educator license for new teachers that includes a mentoring component provided by experienced teachers within the school district. More from Ted Sanders' 1993 article: By restructuring the licensure system to focus on the competencies that are essential for successful beginning practice in schools in the process of change, genuine reform can occur. Schools, colleges, and departments of education will have much greater flexibility in designing effective teacher preparation programs, and prospective teachers will be held accountable for their practical skills as well as their knowledge. With the procedures of accreditation, licensure, and certification aligned in a complementary manner and with the primary focus on the competence of teachers, we can and will conduct the reform that is essential for our public schools and will, in fact, be "professionalizing" our field.

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(Theory into Practice, Vol. 32, No. 2, Assessing Tomorrow's Teachers (Spring, 1993), pp. 100-103) Ohio doesn't need to change the testing program to be more like Massachusetts because it would be a step back in time. Ohio has already advanced well beyond that model. Instead, Ohio should spend more time working on developing teachers to move forward in their professional growth through a collaborative evaluation process that involved teachers and administrators and uses the evaluation as a springboard for future growth, not as a punitive single point in time.

And most significantly, you should heed the words from Proper Use of The Praxis Series™ and Related Assessments, a manual published by ETS. Improper Uses of the Praxis Series and Related Assessments As noted above, proper assessment use is defined as acceptability of the intended use combined with evidence to support the intended use. Two specific examples of misuse are listed below but are not inclusive of all possible instances of misuse.  Employment Selection or Hiring. The Praxis program believes it is inappropriate for a state, district, school, or other local agency to differentiate among candidates who have all met or exceeded the state's passing score on a Praxis Series test or related assessment for purposes of making a selection or hiring decision. These assessments were designed and intended to be used for credentialing, not for rank-ordering candidates or for making decisions that otherwise presume a predictive relationship between performance on these assessments and performance on the job.  Employment-Based Decisions Affecting Fully Licensed and Employed Educators. The Praxis program defines a fully licensed educator as one who has met all state licensure requirements and, therefore, is not practicing under a probationary, emergency, or provisional license. The Praxis program believes it is inappropriate for school districts or other local agencies to use The Praxis Series and related assessment scores for terminating fully licensed educators, determining salaries, promoting or demoting educators, or completing performance appraisals/evaluations.

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HB153 Teacher Testing Provision -- Miscellaneous Data
Number of Teachers 0 2082 1321 286 2452 304 31 21 6 1 6504 Required # of Tests 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number of Teachers 46 41 99 1 2177 9 1177 8 611 14 4 116 512 360 4 56 624 10 28 94 76 280 148 10 6504 County Allen Butler Clark Coshocton Cuyahoga Erie Franklin Greene Hamilton Jackson Lake Lorain Lucas Mahoning Marion Monroe Montgomery Muskingum Portage Richland Stark Summit Trumbull Wayne Teachers

Total Cost of Tests $333,120.00 $317,040.00 $91,520.00 $980,800.00 $145,920.00 $17,360.00 $13,440.00 $4,320.00 $800.00 $2,229,520.00

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Cost of Tests/Person $210.00 $290.00 $370.00 $450.00 $530.00 $610.00 $690.00 $770.00 $850.00

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Teacher Attribute Charter School Other Public Value-Added Bonus School Type High School Middle School Elementary School Junior High

# of Teachers 1317 5187 554 # of Teachers 1645 592 4183 84

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Educator Licensure Testing Information
(as of January 2011) Licensure tests and qualifying scores listed in the following charts are subject to change by the Ohio State Board of Education.

Tests, Codes, and Qualifying Scores for Ohio Educator Licensure
Introduction The implementation of educator testing in Ohio is in response to standards adopted by the State Board of Education (see Ohio Administrative Code). The State Board of Education has selected Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to provide the licensure examinations for Ohio.

New licensure examinations provided by ACTFLare required of all world language candidates. These examinations provide a comprehensive system of assessing and ensuring the spoken and written language proficiency of candidates for licensure to teach world languages. Passage of the prescribed test(s) is only one requirement for educator licensure in Ohio. Contact an Ohio College or University approved to offer educator preparation programs for more detailed information on additional requirements. Who must take the educator licensure tests? Applicants for educator licensure who meet any of the following criteria are required to successfully complete applicable licensure examinations:  Began college coursework AFTER July 1, 1987, OR  Began coursework PRIOR to July 1, 1987, but did not complete licensure requirements until AFTER July 1, 1991, OR  Adding an area (e.g., endorsement) to an existing license or seeking a new or additional license.

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The ODE requires only ONE PLT test be successfully completed in an educator’s career. However, new content or licensure areas require additional Praxis II subject assessment testing to establish minimum competency in that subject area. Any applicant interested in specific test requirements of an educator preparation program MUST contact the school, college, or department of education of an approved institution. Any person holding licensure in another state and interested in obtaining Ohio licensure should contact the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Center for the Teaching Profession, Office of Educator Licensure, 25 S. Front Street, MS 105, Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183, (614) 466-3593. What tests are required?    Praxis I tests are required by some Ohio colleges and universities as program entry requirements. The institutions set their own test qualifying scores for Praxis I tests. Praxis II tests consist of Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) and Subject Assessment tests (e.g., content tests). Refer to the following chart for Praxis II requirements for each area of licensure. Tests in World Languages are provided by ACTFL and include two components: the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). Refer to the following chart for required languages assessments.

What are the registration procedures?   . Registration for Praxis II tests is processed through Educational Testing Service. Registration materials are included in the on-line Praxis Series Registration Bulletin available at: www.ets.org/Praxis. Registration for ACTFL tests is available on the ACTFL website, www.languagetesting.com. Registrants have a choice of applying online or of downloading the application and submitting it via fax or ground mail.

When and where are the tests administered?  Praxis II tests are offered at seven regularly scheduled administration dates annually. Sites are geographically situated throughout Ohio and the United States. Consult the Praxis Series Registration Bulletin or the Educational Testing Service website for specific dates and test sites. ETS – The Praxis Series P.O. Box 6051 Princeton, NJ 08541-6051 Telephone Numbers: Email: praxis@ets.org Online: www.ets.org/praxis Telephone Numbers: (609) 771-7395 (800) 772-9476

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 ACTFL languages tests are administered at a date and time agreed upon between the examinee and ACTFL. The specifics are available on the ACTFL website, www.languagetesting.com

Where should score reports be reported?  Praxis II tests: o Out-of-state applicants are responsible for authorizing Educational Testing Service to release the test results to the Ohio Department of Education (recipient number R 7945). http://www.ode.state.oh.us (Search Keyword: Educator Licensure) o In-state applicants are responsible for authorizing ETS to release the test to the college or university where the applicant is enrolled.  ACTFL tests: o Examinees will receive an email confirmation of the test date/time as well as an ID and password. The ID and password will permit the examinee to check the status of the test(s) as well as receive the final rating online. A certificate may be printed once the final rating is posted. The ACTFL Proficiency Certificate(s) must be included with credentials when applying for licensure. o If you have previously completed the ACTFL OPI and/or WPI in another state, or in Ohio prior to February 2009 and you would like that rating to apply to your licensure application, you will need to arrange for your test results to be electronically reported to the Ohio Department of Education. In order to do this, please send an email to: processing@languagetesting.com and specify that you need a Request for an Official Certificate form, which can then be sent to you via email, fax or mail. The request for a certified copy will be an additional $10.00, and payment should be included when you send in the form. May a candidate retake failed tests?  Yes, a candidate for licensure may retake any or all required Praxis II and ACTFL tests. Access the Praxis II and ACTFL websites for particulars regarding the retest policies of each test provider.

How may a candidate qualify for accommodations?  All determinations for extra time or special needs are determined by test providers. For Praxis test accommodations see the ETS website: www.ets.org/praxis For ACTFL test accommodations policy see the ACTFL website: www.languagetesting.com

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Praxis™ Paper-based Test Centers and Dates in the United States
Select your testing location:
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Ohio 03219 Ada, Ohio Northern U 03154 Akron, U Akron 11947 Alliance, Mount Union Coll 03166 Ashland, Ashland University 03216 Athens, Ohio U 03106 Berea, Baldwin-Wallace Coll 03220 Bluffton, Bluffton University

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Ralph C Starkey (Cjcf) Green Primary School Ohio School For The Deaf General Chappie James Leadership Academy Ohio School For The Deaf Tecumseh (Orvjcf) Gardendale Academy Upper Scioto Wind/Energy Academy Louis Bromfield (Mojcf) Tech Con Institute Achieve Career Preparatory Academy Indian River (Irjcf) Lighthouse Community Sch Inc Dohn Community Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology and Leadership Special Education Center Phoenix Academy Community School Keifer Alternative Center Crittenton Community School Ashland County Community Academy Tomorrow Center Academic Enrichment Academy Bridges Learning Center C.M. Grant Leadership Academy Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School Mahoning County High School Fairwood Alternative Elementary School Lincoln Park Elementary School Summit Academy-Youngstown Swiss Hills Career Center Summit Academy Secondary - Youngstown Cleveland Lighthouse Community School New City School Klepinger Community School Genesis Academy Rittman Academy Summit Academy Middle School - Lorain East End Comm Heritage School Stewart Elementary School Building IRN District Name 95646 8252 28464 445 28456 123422 12864 11480 61069 473 11507 67801 133389 133264 527 26542 130 10421 143412 9971 148981 10208 362 9163 10036 9996 11312 20974 623 68429 303 946 700 9957 25874 640 609 134288 16899 Buckeye United School District Green Local Ohio School For The Deaf General Chappie James Leadership Academy Ohio School For The Deaf Buckeye United School District Dayton City Upper Scioto Valley Local Buckeye United School District Tech Con Institute Achieve Career Preparatory Academy Buckeye United School District Lighthouse Community Sch Inc Dohn Community Cleveland Academy for Scholarship Technology and Leadership Columbus City Phoenix Academy Community School Springfield City Crittenton Community School Tri-County ESC Mount Gilead Exempted Village Lorain City Akron City C.M. Grant Leadership Academy Cesar Chavez College Preparatory School Mahoning County High School Columbus City Columbus City Summit Academy-Youngstown Switzerland Of Ohio Local Summit Academy Secondary - Youngstown Cleveland Lighthouse Community School New City School Klepinger Community School Cleveland Municipal City Rittman Exempted Village Summit Academy Middle School - Lorain East End Comm Heritage School Akron City 2009-2010 School Year 26.9 30.0 30.0 30.7 32.7 34.0 40.6 40.6 42.0 42.9 43.1 44.6 45.2 45.8 46.3 47.3 47.8 49.0 49.0 49.5 49.7 50.8 51.3 51.6 51.6 51.6 52.0 52.1 52.2 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.8 52.9 53.0 53.4 53.4 54.0

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Luther E Ball (Chjcf) P.A.C.E. High School Virtual Schoolhouse, Inc. Mansfield Elective Academy Paul Revere Elementary School Providence Academy for Student Success Marion-Sterling Elementary School Eagle Learning Center Summit Academy Columbus Academy Of Business & Tech Dayton Technology Design High School Glenbrook Education Center Akron Opportunity Center Virtual High School Westwood PreK-8 School Promise Academy Focus Learning Academy of Southwest Columbus Lion of Judah Academy Clearbrook Middle School Champion Middle School Southmoor Middle School Star Academy of Toledo Albert B Hart Arts Academy West, The Polly Fox Academy Community School Louise Troy PreK-8 School Patrick Henry School Romig Road Community School University Project Learning Center Summit Academy-Canton Life Skills Center of Dayton Woodland Hills School Summit Academy Dayton Heyl Avenue Elementary School Project Rebuild Community School Mary M Bethune Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center Fairview PreK-8 School Summit Academy Community School-Toledo Building IRN District Name 64436 481 564 396 29421 11439 65573 8289 296 134262 8283 11706 9268 142398 18119 936 142927 8066 66431 5827 35253 9171 26 8068 125 4952 29371 9178 142224 133306 813 42002 297 15982 525 23085 8251 11262 304 Buckeye United School District P.A.C.E. High School Virtual Schoolhouse, Inc. Mansfield City Cleveland Municipal City Providence Academy for Student Success Cleveland Municipal City Eagle Learning Center Summit Academy Columbus Academy Of Business & Tech Dayton Technology Design High School Euclid City Akron City Cincinnati City Dayton City Promise Academy Focus Learning Academy of Southwest Columbus Lion of Judah Academy Columbus City Columbus City Columbus City Star Academy of Toledo Cleveland Municipal City Arts Academy West, The Polly Fox Academy Community School Dayton City Cleveland Municipal City Romig Road Community School Youngstown City Summit Academy-Canton Life Skills Center of Dayton Cleveland Municipal City Summit Academy Dayton Columbus City Project Rebuild Community School Cleveland Municipal City Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center Dayton City Summit Academy Community School-Toledo 2009-2010 School Year 54.1 54.6 55.0 55.0 55.0 55.0 55.1 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.4 55.7 55.7 55.7 56.0 56.0 56.2 56.5 56.5 56.6 56.6 56.6 56.8 56.8 56.9 57.0 57.3 57.5 57.8 57.9 58.3 58.5 58.5 58.6 58.7 59.1 59.2 59.3

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Weinland Park Elementary School Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus Goal Digital Academy COLUMBUS GLOBAL ACADEMY Glenwood Elementary School E. J. Brown PreK-8 School John W Raper School George A. Phillips Academy Robinson Middle School Alpha: School of Excellence for Boys Rushmore Academy Livingston Elementary School George Hays-Jennie Porter Elementary Harvey Rice Elementary School Summit Academy Cincinnati Carl & Louis Stokes Central Academy Audubon Mary B Martin School Summit Academy-Lorain Luis Munoz Marin School Robert H Jamison School Summit Academy Community School-Parma Mollie Kessler Massillon Digital Academy, Inc Life Skills Of Northeast Ohio Franklin D. Roosevelt Charles W Eliot School Allied Health Academy Watkins Elementary School East High School Willow School Sullivant Avenue Community School Miles Park School Quebec Heights Elementary School Rees E. Price Elementary School Deshler Elementary School Brooklawn Rosa Parks PreK-8 School Franklin Local Community School Building IRN District Name 40188 142943 149047 138099 13706 38257 18432 143 32102 8023 11444 21147 15818 15578 306 5637 1248 23069 133322 62760 32060 302 143453 149427 151209 21543 5942 8262 6387 9480 41517 9953 24695 30957 147280 8417 3772 7369 148932 Columbus City Focus Learning Academy of Northern Columbus Goal Digital Academy Columbus City Toledo City Dayton City Cleveland Municipal City George A. Phillips Academy Toledo City Youngstown City Rushmore Academy Columbus City Cincinnati City Cleveland Municipal City Summit Academy Cincinnati Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Summit Academy-Lorain Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Summit Academy Community School-Parma Mollie Kessler Massillon Digital Academy, Inc Life Skills Of Northeast Ohio Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Toledo City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Sullivant Avenue Community School Cleveland Municipal City Cincinnati City Cincinnati City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Dayton City Franklin Local Community School 2009-2010 School Year 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.8 59.8 60.2 60.2 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.6 60.8 60.8 60.8 60.8 60.8 60.9 61.0 61.0 61.2 61.2 61.3 61.3 61.3 61.5 61.6 61.6 61.8 61.8 61.8 61.9 62.0 62.0 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.3 62.5

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Lincoln Elementary School V L T Academy South Avondale Elementary School Victory Academy of Toledo William H Taft Elementary School Eastmoor Middle School Beery Middle School Forest Hill Parkway Elementary School Robinson Community Learning Center South High School Youthbuild Columbus Community Medina Middle School Union Elementary School Academy of Arts and Humanities Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Elementary Patterson/Kennedy PreK-8 School Ridgedale Community School P. Ross Berry Middle School Trevitt Elementary School Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School Mt. Airy Elementary School Summit Academy Middle School - Columbus Summit Academy Community School for Alt Learners of Akron Wogaman PreK-8 School Sullivant Elementary School Spring Elementary School W.E.B. Dubois Columbus Africentric Early College Elementary School Youngstown Academy of Excellence Case Pleasant Ridge Montessori School East Clark John D Rockefeller Elementary School Adlai Stevenson School Life Skills Ctr Of Cincinnati Hope Academy Broadway Campus Summit Academy Community School - Painesville NovaNet High School Meadowdale PreK-8 School Building IRN District Name 20792 909 33134 140 36780 9662 2071 11940 32110 35071 132985 24067 37747 7982 143487 29389 151167 9506 37499 780 25726 610 133587 41921 36392 35352 133405 25163 7984 5066 30312 8987 18358 224 133785 134189 629 342 23978 Springfield City V L T Academy Cincinnati City Victory Academy of Toledo Cincinnati City Columbus City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Akron City Cleveland Municipal City Youthbuild Columbus Community Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Academy of Arts and Humanities Constellation Schools: Stockyard Community Elementary Dayton City Ridgedale Local Youngstown City Columbus City Midnimo Cross Cultural Community School Cincinnati City Summit Academy Middle School - Columbus Summit Academy Community School for Alt Learners of Akron Dayton City Columbus City Toledo City W.E.B. Dubois Columbus City Youngstown Academy of Excellence Cleveland Municipal City Cincinnati City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Life Skills Ctr Of Cincinnati Hope Academy Broadway Campus Summit Academy Community School - Painesville Youngstown City Dayton City 2009-2010 School Year 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.5 62.6 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.8 62.8 63.0 63.0 63.3 63.3 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.4 63.5 63.8 63.9 63.9 64.0 64.1 64.3 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.6 64.7 64.7 64.8 64.8 64.8 64.8 64.9 64.9

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Apex Academy Robert Fulton School Bella Academy of Excellence Rosa Parks Elementary School Pickett Elementary School Villaview Lighthouse Community School North Central Academy Broadleigh Elementary School Bolton Riverside Academy Hedges Elementary School Andrew J Rickoff Westside Academy Giddings Interactive Media & Construction (IMAC) Williamson Elementary School Alternative School Fulton Elementary School Samuel M. Jones at Gunckel Park Middle School Mcebright Elementary School Lighthouse Comm & Prof Dev Bellefaire Alum Crest High School H Barbara Booker Elementary School Garfield Elementary School Buckeye-Woodland School Leawood Elementary School Iowa-Maple Elementary School Memorial Park Elementary School Fullerton School Granville T Woods Comm Shule Douglas Alternative Elementary School Charles Dickens School Nathan Hale School Kemp PreK-8 School London Academy Walton School Frank Jacinto Elementary Martin Luther King Academy for Boys Elementary School Building IRN District Name 560 32052 11390 6056 29892 949 11511 3665 3137 133678 15834 729 875 62737 905 41467 135566 12740 18523 23382 133223 2212 513 13847 12963 67918 20024 17467 474 12682 143370 8664 5900 26443 18671 151027 39149 676 32441 Apex Academy Cleveland Municipal City Bella Academy of Excellence Toledo City Toledo City Villaview Lighthouse Community School North Central Ohio ESC Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Riverside Academy Mansfield City Cleveland Municipal City Westside Academy Cleveland Municipal City Interactive Media & Construction (IMAC) Youngstown City Mansfield City Springfield City Toledo City Akron City Lighthouse Comm & Prof Dev Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Lorain City Cleveland Municipal City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Euclid City Cleveland Municipal City Granville T Woods Comm Shule Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Dayton City London Academy Cleveland Municipal City Lorain City Toledo City 2009-2010 School Year 65.1 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.3 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.5 65.6 65.6 65.6 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.7 65.8 65.8 65.8 65.8 65.9 66.0 66.0 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.1 66.2 66.2 66.2 66.4 66.4 66.4 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.5 66.6 66.6

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Summit Academy Community School-Warren South Mifflin STEM Academy (K-6) Center for Student Achievement Joseph M Gallagher School Cardington Lincoln Local Digital Academy State School For The Blind Mayfair Elementary School Emile B Desauze Elementary School Summit Academy Transition High School Dayton Rothenberg Preparatory Academy Meadows Choice Community Burroughs Elementary School John Adams High School Lima South Middle School Harrisburg Pike Community School Life Skills Center-Springfield Anton Grdina Life Skills Center-Middletown Life Skills Center of Elyria Wright Brothers PreK-8 School @ Grant East Technical High School Auglaize County Educational Academy Ohio Avenue Elementary School Stambaugh Charter Academy Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy Windsor STEM Acadmey (K-6) Taft Elementary School Chase Elementary School George Washington Carver Hannah Gibbons-Nottingham Elementary School John F Kennedy High School Choffin Career & Technical Center Kiser PreK-8 School Greater Ohio Virtual School Hope Academy Cathedral Campus Dunbar High School Dayton Leadership Academies-Dayton Liberty Campus Miles School Glenville High School Building IRN District Name 305 33258 7998 62778 151076 28472 32912 10561 621 32797 134171 4341 18325 35097 9954 132795 828 132803 142919 28795 9555 288 28423 855 553 41749 36798 6015 13292 15073 18382 43125 40121 282 134205 8821 133959 24687 13680 Summit Academy Community School-Warren Columbus City Center for Student Achievement Cleveland Municipal City Cardington-Lincoln Local Ohio State School For The Blin East Cleveland City Cleveland Municipal City Summit Academy Transition High School Dayton Cincinnati City Meadows Choice Community Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Lima City Harrisburg Pike Community School Life Skills Center-Springfield Cleveland Municipal City Life Skills Center-Middletown Life Skills Center of Elyria Dayton City Cleveland Municipal City Auglaize County Educational Academy Columbus City Stambaugh Charter Academy Columbus Humanities, Arts and Technology Academy Columbus City Youngstown City Cincinnati City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City Youngstown City Dayton City Greater Ohio Virtual School Hope Academy Cathedral Campus Dayton City Dayton Leadership Academies-Dayton Liberty Campus Cleveland Municipal City Cleveland Municipal City 2009-2010 School Year 66.6 66.6 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.7 66.8 66.8 66.9 66.9 66.9 67.0 67.0 67.1 67.2 67.2 67.4 67.4 67.4 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.9 68.0 68.0 68.2 68.2 68.2 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.4 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.8

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Frederick Douglass Elementary School Academy Of Dayton Scholarts Preparatory and Career Center for Children Linden-Mckinley STEM School on Arcadia Harding Elementary School Constellation Schools: Mansfield Community Middle Cassady Alternative Elementary School Belden Elementary School Mansfield Middle School Toni Wofford Morrison ES Hartford Middle School Linden STEM Academy (K-6) Leverette Middle School Goodyear Middle School Moler Elementary School Englewood Peace Academy Life Skills Center of Columbus North Carl F Shuler Ethel M. Taylor Academy Horizon Science Academy Lorain Eagle Heights Academy Liberty Elementary School Lagrange Elementary School Joseph F Landis School Hamilton STEM Academy (K-6) Columbus Bilingual Academy Mound Elementary School Highland Elementary School Clinton Middle School Fair Alternative Elementary School Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School Academy of Columbus Boys Village Summit Academy-Xenia North Dayton School Of Science & Discovery Warrensville Heights Middle School Indianola Math, Science and Technology Middle School Memorial School Belmont High School Building IRN District Name 8698 133918 277 21030 15206 9909 24653 2097 22301 9221 15495 21022 14936 13821 25171 142976 8282 4895 24927 11533 134080 67751 19455 18556 14902 420 25650 16113 6726 10900 11534 784 3327 132761 143529 39271 17442 8680 2303 Cincinnati City Academy Of Dayton Scholarts Preparatory and Career Center for Children Columbus City Youngstown City Constellation Schools: Mansfield Community Middle Columbus City Canton City Mansfield City Lorain City Canton City Columbus City Toledo City Akron City Columbus City Englewood Peace Academy Life Skills Center of Columbus North Cleveland Municipal City Cincinnati City Horizon Science Academy Lorain Eagle Heights Academy Columbus City Toledo City Cleveland Municipal City Columbus City Columbus Bilingual Academy Cleveland Municipal City Columbus City Columbus City Columbus City Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School Academy of Columbus Wooster City Summit Academy-Xenia North Dayton School Of Science & Discovery Warrensville Heights City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Dayton City 2009-2010 School Year 68.8 68.9 69.1 69.1 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3 69.3 69.4 69.4 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.6 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.7 69.8 69.8 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9 69.9 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.1 70.1 70.2

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Arts and Science Preparatory Academy Quest Academy Community Clay Avenue Community School Fairmoor Elementary School Helen Arnold Community Learning Center Mansfield Preparatory Academy Summit Acdy Comm Schl for Alternative Learners of Middletown Mifflin Alternative Middle School Arlington Park Elementary School Life Skills Ctr Of Lake Erie Business Technology and Industry Academy Paul L Dunbar Elementary School @ Brooklawn Coshocton Opportunity School Groveport Community School Roberts Academy: A Paideia Learning Community Frost Elementary School Hope Academy University Sherman Elementary School Summit Academy Warren Middle & Secondary Hilltonia Middle School Columbus Arts & Technology Academy Volney Rogers Junior High School Sunbeam Gibbs Elementary School Edison PreK-8 School Life Skills Center Of Toledo Marion City Digital Academy Pleasant Hill Elementary School South Scioto Academy Rankin Elementary School John P Parker Elementary School Jefferson K-8 School Southwood Elementary School Michael R. White Westwood Elementary School Horizon Science Academy Denison Elementary School Life Skills Center of North Akron Superior Elementary School Mount Auburn International Academy Building IRN District Name 8061 133363 9181 11189 9107 8000 132746 70078 1008 151183 8263 29413 598 8287 32086 12575 134213 34389 616 16386 557 38497 36475 13409 10033 149302 148916 30288 8281 31062 21857 9112 35279 24703 40865 10007 8063 36533 10180 Arts and Science Preparatory Academy Quest Academy Community Clay Avenue Community School Columbus City Akron City Mansfield Preparatory Academy Summit Acdy Comm Schl for Alternative Learners of Middletown Columbus City Columbus City Life Skills Ctr Of Lake Erie Toledo City Cleveland Municipal City Coshocton Opportunity School Groveport Community School Cincinnati City Mt Healthy City Hope Academy University Toledo City Summit Academy Warren Middle & Secondary Columbus City Columbus Arts & Technology Academy Youngstown City Cleveland Municipal City Canton City Dayton City Life Skills Center Of Toledo Marion City Cincinnati City South Scioto Academy Akron City Cincinnati City Warren City Columbus City Cleveland Municipal City Cincinnati City Horizon Science Academy Denison Elementary School Life Skills Center of North Akron East Cleveland City Mount Auburn International Academy 2009-2010 School Year 70.3 70.4 70.4 70.4 70.5 70.5 70.5 70.6 70.6 70.6 70.6 70.7 70.7 70.7 70.7 70.7 70.7 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.9 70.9 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.0 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.3 71.3 71.3 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.5

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Ohio Dept. of Educ. - School Building Performance Index Scores -- Including Charter Schools
Building Name Shaw High School Warder Park-Wayne Elementary School Crouse Community Learning Center Life Skills Center Of Hamilton County Carson Elementary School Amanda Elementary School Valley Forge Elementary School Zanesville Community School Springmill Elementary School Horizon Science Academy Elementary School Heritage Middle School Hope Academy Chapelside Campus Elite Academy of the Arts Willard Avenue K-8 School McKinley School Cleveland PreK-8 School Madison Avenue School of Arts Jackson Learning Center Imani Learning Academy Legacy Acad For Leaders & Arts Woodward High School The ISUS Institute of Construction Technology Summit Academy Secondary School - Middletown Prospect Elementary School Gorman School Charles A Mooney School Belle Haven PreK-8 School East Linden Elementary School Kent Digital Academy Roll Hill School East High School Como Elementary School Science Math And Related Technologies Academy Eagle Academy Life Skills Ctr Of Cleveland River's Edge Montessori PreK-8 School @ Franklin Randallwood Elementary School Cincinnati Leadership Academy Westfield Elementary School Building IRN District Name 34199 39180 7864 143164 139873 547 38091 9148 35550 9990 38679 134197 8067 9109 23689 6643 9955 17624 8065 143180 42150 133744 634 30791 13888 5892 2196 9076 149286 148320 31138 7120 8258 143552 133835 12112 43083 9154 40691 East Cleveland City Springfield City Akron City Life Skills Center Of Hamilton County Cincinnati City Middletown City Columbus City Zanesville Community School Mansfield City Horizon Science Academy Elementary School East Cleveland City Hope Academy Chapelside Campus Elite Academy of the Arts Warren City Cleveland Municipal City Dayton City Madison Avenue School of Arts Sandusky City Imani Learning Academy Legacy Acad For Leaders & Arts Toledo City The ISUS Institute of Construction Technology Summit Academy Secondary School - Middletown East Cleveland City Dayton City Cleveland Municipal City Dayton City Columbus City Kent Digital Academy Cincinnati City Youngstown City Columbus City Toledo City Eagle Academy Life Skills Ctr Of Cleveland Dayton City Warrensville Heights City Cincinnati Leadership Academy Toledo City 2009-2010 School Year 71.5 71.5 71.6 71.6 71.6 71.7 71.7 71.7 71.9 71.9 71.9 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.0 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.3 72.3 72.3 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.6 72.6 72.6 72.7 72.7 72.7 72.8 72.8

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