On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education released the annual Ohio School Report Cards and, once again, student achievement increased statewide in multiple areas — and with most subgroups of students.
Users can find the grades and other data for all schools and districts, including community and other schools, at reportcard.education.ohio.gov.
“This year’s report cards show improvement in districts in every corner of the state, at all levels of wealth, large and small, urban, rural and everything in between,” said Paolo DeMaria, superintendent of public instruction. “Each of Ohio’s students can achieve, and the report cards provide us with reasons to celebrate. They also identify areas for improvement, and we’ll use them to drive conversations on how we can better serve Ohio’s 1.7 million students. As we work to implement Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child, Our Future, we’ll continue to build on the improvement momentum we’re seeing.”
For the first time, districts and schools earn overall letter grades. The overall grade is calculated by using results in the six components: Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers (previously known as K-3 Literacy Improvement), Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. Districts and schools also received A-F grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures. More than three-quarters of districts received a “C” or higher, with more than a third receiving a “B” or higher. Approximately 40 percent of school buildings received a “B” or higher. More information about the report card can be found here.
The release has already generated local responses from Mansfield City Schools. Here are two stories from local media:
Mansfield superintendent cites reporting error for failing report card – Richland Source
Links to school district report cards for Richland County districts can be found below; each district’s grade is listed. Individual school report cards can be accessed through each of these sites.
Source: Ohio Department of Education