The recent release of School District Report Cards by the Ohio Department of Education shows that, as a district, Edon Northwest Local Schools are performing well in most areas. Receiving above average marks in all areas except the Progress category, which measures whether or not each student received a year’s worth of learning in each subject and which was a problematic portion of the grade card for many schools throughout the area. It should be remembered that the present District Report Cards are still under-going changes that began last year, when the old system of rankings such as “Excellent” or “Improving” were done away with. As seen in the graphic, more changes are scheduled to be made, with additional grades and component grades being added, over the next couple of years. It should also be remembered that grades are now percent driven, which may make it more difficult for smaller school districts to earn the high percentages needed for an A or a B in any given area. More information on Edon Northwest Local School District’s report card, as well as a breakdown on how the elementary and high schools performed individually, can be found at http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.