The recent release of School District Report Cards by the Ohio Department of Education shows that, as a district, Wauseon Exempted Village Schools are performing above average in almost all areas of the report card. The District received an A mark in both portions of the Graduation Rate Category and average or above average marks in every other portion of the report card except for the Students with Disabilities portion of the Progress category, which the District received a failing grade in. The Progress category measures whether or not students are obtaining a year’s worth of education in various subjects and was a problematic area of the report card for many districts 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 Wauseon Exempted Village School District’s report card, as well as a breakdown on how the primary; elementary; middle school; and high school performed individually, can be found at http://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/Pages/default.aspx#.