Expanding the Conversation
In 2012, 10 Southwest Ohio districts - Forest Hills, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Oak Hills, Sycamore, and Wyoming - surveyed residents to determine factors they value in their child's education that were not represented on the state report card. The result is a collaborative report that shares an expanded story of each participating school district. Called a Quality Profile, the report includes additional accountability measures that define a high-quality education. The Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of public education beyond standardized testing.
Now adopted by nearly 60 districts in Ohio, the report is supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an education consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.