CASSA Named #1 Community School District in Ohio for Value-Added

In a report published by the Batelle for Kids analyzing the 2014 Value-Added rankings of all 671 public and community school districts in Ohio, Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy (CASSA) ranked highest among all community charter school districts and 9th overall among all districts. Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy earned a total Value-Added Gain Index of 18.42 and a Value-Added Letter Grade of “A.”

According to the Batelle for Kids Ohio Student Progress Portal, “Value-added analysis is a statistical method that helps educators measure the impact schools and teachers have on students’ academic progress rates from year to year. When combined with other student performance measures, value-added analysis provides powerful insight for educators to determine the impact of their curriculum, instruction, assessments, and practices on student learning.

“I want to thank the wonderful staff of CASSA for their commitment to the success of our scholars,” said Head of School of Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy Debroah Mays in response to the results from Batelle for Kids.

Ms. Mays has led the school for the past seven years, helping ensure a strong focus on the kind of individualized instruction that enables each student to make the highest possible academic progress each year. To learn more about Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy, please visit