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Bad weather meant cancellations. Cancellations meant the department state officials had to extend the spring testing window, and in turn, that pushed back the issue of statewide school report cards.
Typically, the department issues report cards in August, but this year they won’t be accessible until mid-September.
The reports grade schools on a variety of areas, including graduation rates and literacy scores, which could be helpful information for districts to analyze before the start of a new academic year.
The state’s report cards were also in the news earlier this summer when the Education Commission of the States said that Ohio had one of the top six report cards in the country nationwide.
Ohio earned almost perfect scores based on the group’s criteria, including supplying sufficient data and overall usefulness.
“The report card was very good,” one reviewer comment read. “Easy to read. Not too much information shown, but links to more detailed information were easily accessible.”
The group studied and based their comments on the 2012-13 report cards, which are still accessible for districts and parents to analyze on the ODE’s website.