Based on preliminary report card data released by the state earlier today, Warren City Schools is among Mahoning Valley schools likely celebrating.
Aaron Schwab, Warren's communications coordinator, said it appears the city school district has climbed from its Academic Watch standing to a Continuous Improvement rating.
"Based on the numbers we might even be at Effective," he said. "But we're still working on the numbers to try to get closer to determining that."
The Ohio Department of Education released partial and preliminary district, traditional school, community school, and STEM school results on Ohios 2011-2012 state tests and several related measures earlier today.
However, that data is not finalized and some of the information is on hold pending the progress of an investigation by State Auditor David Yost into alleged irregularities in the reporting of student attendance by local districts.
The state has released scores, but the overall school ratings have not yet been finalized.
The data indicates that Warren did not meet adequate yearly progress, (AYP), which is a federally required component that measures achievement of student subgroups including racial and economic factors. However, the district scored above on its Value-Added results, which show whether students meet the expected one year of growth for students in grades 3-8 in reading and math.
In Mahoning County, Austintown met adequate yearly progress and scored above on the value-added measure.
Youngstown City Schools did not meet adequate yearly progress, and the district was below the value-added measure, the data shows.