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CCCTC scores ‘B’ on state report card

LISBON — While the report cards for career and technical centers are different from other traditional high schools, there are some common themes to those marks and the goal of improvement over past years is still the focus.

In many areas, improvement is exactly what Assistant Superintendent/High School Director Jeremy Corbisello reported for the high school programs at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center for the graduating class of 2018, the year which just came out.

Overall, the CCCTC received a B mark. Corbisello said of the 91 career and tech centers across the state of Ohio, 68 received the B rating and only nine had an overall A rating.

When it comes to passing end of class WebXams, 73.1 percent of students at the CCCTC passed all of their required tests, which was down from 76.5 percent the year before.

The CCCTC improved two grades in the area of career and post-secondary readiness, achieving a 76.4 percent, which is a B for this ranking. A year ago the school received a 43.1 percent. While 85 percent of the students earned at least one of the 12-point industry credentials about half received all 12 possible. Other students earned points toward this score by achieving a non-remedial score on the ACT.

The areas the CCCTC ranked strongest was the graduation rate, where 99.4 percent graduated in four years and 98 percent graduated in five years. Additionally, the CCCTC students had an A when it came to what they were doing after they graduated. Corbisello reported of the 94.8 percent of students from the CCCTC class of 2018 are either working, in the military, in an apprenticeship or taking higher level courses in a technical school or college. Of the students who graduated that year, the whereabouts of 91.1 percent are known.

In order to improve scores, Corbisello said they instructors are collaborating and observing each other to learn new ideas.

Corbisello attributed that to the atmosphere at the CCCTC, where the instructors collaborate with the students and the students enjoy a family atmosphere with the teachers and staff.

Superintendent Chuck Adkins also told the board the success comes from the high school director, Corbisello, keeping things growing and going in a positive direction.

djohnson@mojonews.com

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