New Report Defines a High Quality Education

STOW, OHIO—September 15, 2014— Today, the Stow-Munroe Falls City School District joined 60 other school districts throughout Ohio in releasing a comprehensive, community-oriented companion to the ODE’s District Report Card. Called a “Quality Profile,” the report includes additional accountability measures that better define a high quality education and are not included in the state’s report.

The Quality Profile examines the elements of a high-quality public education, as defined by surveys of the general public. The report’s content is divided into six categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal stewardship, parent and community involvement, and student services.

“We like the Quality Profile because it gives a broader context for all that we offer our students,” said Dr. Russ Jones, SMF Schools Superintendent. “The ODE Report Card certainly has its place in offering standardized benchmarks for district performance, but we want our residents to get a better glimpse of the things that make SMF Schools an excellent place for an education. This report gives us a platform to do just that.”

The result is an expanded report that describes, in detail, the programs and opportunities available to students of the SMF school system.

Now, in its second year of development and being released statewide for the first time, the Quality Profile is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students.

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