VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler City Schools has released its 2016-17 Quality Profile days ahead of the release of Ohio’s school report cards.
The district is one of many in the state that produces a Quality Profile in response to what they view as annually changing benchmarks and confusing language in the report cards produced by the Ohio Department of Education.
“In the era of school accountability, schools are ranked and sorted based upon state standardized test results,” writes Superintendent Rob O’Leary in the introduction of the Quality Profile. “These results, though important, are but one piece of the puzzle. The Vandalia-Butler community has high expectations for the performance of our students, but that performance goes far beyond the scores on state tests.”
O’Leary goes on to say that the district’s strategic plan, titled Connecting Aviators – Our Children, Our Community, makes clear that the community prioritizes “preparing students for the the world in which they will live and work by developing the whole child” through academics, arts, extra-curricular, and leadership activities.
Some highlights of the Quality Profile include Butler’s ACT scores being above state and national averages, academic accomplishments, performing arts, student leadership and activities, parent and community involvement, an overview of the strategic plan, and more.
Copies of the Quality Profile will be available in the Board of Education office or can be viewed on the district’s website www.vbcsd.com.
Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.