Eye on Education

Winter Weather Blamed for Delay of School District Report Cards

Due to last winter’s extreme weather, Ohio school districts won’t receive their 2013-2014 report cards until mid-September. They are usually distributed in August, but the high number of weather-related school closings led the Ohio Department of Education to push back the window for state testing to give teachers and students more time to prepare. This, in turn, has delayed the preparation of report cards. Districts will begin the school year without the benefit of knowing their official showing last year, although they do have access to raw test scores and graduation statistics that offer clues as to how they did overall.

Staff Writer A new school year is starting soon, but the usual release of Ohio Report Cards for school districts won’t happen until September. The report cards – typically released in August – detail achievement scores, growth in student learning and graduation rates, among other items, from the previous school year.

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