BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio- Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s Career Technical Planning District received three A’s and one B on the 2013-2014 career technical education (CTE) report card.
Ohio Hi-Point’s planning district not only includes the Bellefontaine main campus, but also all career technical education within the partner school districts of Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Graham, Indian Lake, Kenton, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Ridgemont, Riverside, Triad, Upper Scioto Valley, Urbana, Waynesfield-Goshen and West Liberty-Salem.
This is the second year the Ohio Department of Education released CTE report cards for career technical planning districts in Ohio.
The report focuses on six components: achievement, prepared for success, graduation rate, post-program outcomes, federal accountability results and financial data; however, only three categories with four line items fall under the A-F letter grades: achievement, four-year and five-year graduation rates and post-program placement.
In 2015, a new line item of industry credentialing will be added to the report card.
The Ohio Hi-Point Career Technical Planning District received A’s in the four and five-year graduation rates and post-program outcomes, while earning a B in achievement.
The percentage of Ohio Hi-Point students graduating in four years was 96.4 percent, an increase from last year’s 95.6 percent, and 95.3 percent of students graduated in five years, a decrease from last year’s 97.2 percent.
Ninety-one point nine percent of Ohio Hi-Point’s students had post-program placement. The post-program outcomes measures the percentage of students who enter the workforce, military or are enrolled in postsecondary education six months after leaving the school. Ohio Hi-Point’s placement numbers increased from last year’s 88.6 percent.
In terms of industry credentialing, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center measured 37.2 percent of students earned industry credentials.
Ohio Hi-Point was also graded on the level of technical skill attainment, or achievement, of the students. Ohio Hi-Point earned a B with 74.9 percent of students passing assessments that measured the skills and knowledge learned in a career technical program.
Eighty-three point four percent of Ohio Hi-Point students were dual enrolled.
The final component was the federal accountability results, which includes eight targets for the career center to meet, including academic reading and math attainment, placement and graduation rate. All targets were met by the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.