state report cards

Ohio report cards show improvements in English and math; 26% of students chronically absent

BY: - September 21, 2023

Ohio students’ proficiency in English Language Arts and math went up, but are lower than pre-pandemic levels, according to the new state report cards that the Ohio Department of Education released last week.  For ELA, 60.9% students scored proficient for the 2022-23 school year — up from 59.5% in 2021-22. But 64.6% of students were […]

State report card changes passed through Ohio Senate

BY: - June 24, 2021

Changes to Ohio’s state report cards could come through a joint effort to eliminate graduation requirements and change the state ranking system. The state Senate approved House Bill 82, the aim of which was originally to make national standardized college admission tests an opt-out system for parents or guardians. As the bill heads back to […]

Second state report card bill hears mixed response

BY: - May 13, 2021

A second state report card bill going through the Ohio Senate has received contrasting opinions to a similar bill going through the House, namely because of it keeping a five-part ranking system. Senate Bill 145 looks to revise the state report card system by changing certain performance measures used in the ranking system to categories […]

School admins support change to state report cards

BY: - April 15, 2021

The elimination of letter grades on state rankings of K-12 schools would benefit all schools, supporters say, but would especially help schools struggling to help poor and marginalized students. The superintendent of a district with a level of poverty so high that all students are eligible for free meals said the report card puts them […]

Bill would make ACT voluntary, put costs on school districts

BY: - March 25, 2021

A bill presented Wednesday removes the state mandate that all Ohio high school juniors take the ACT, making it a voluntary test, and also lays the cost of the ACT test on school districts, rather than the state. State Reps. Jon Cross and Don Jones brought the bill to the House Primary and Secondary Committee, […]

State report cards to see major changes under new legislation

BY: - March 11, 2021

A bipartisan group of Ohio legislators have set their sights on the state’s school report card system, aiming to eliminate the letter grades they say are misleading and unfair. State Rep. Don Jones, R-Freeport, and Rep. Phil Robinson, D-Solon, introduced a bill to get rid of elements of the state report card including the letter […]

State education testing shows declines, may be waived in new legislation

BY: - February 10, 2021

As state officials look for solutions to an education gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, two pieces of legislation introduced Tuesday hope to give more leniency on state and federal testing. State rep. Lisa Sobecki, D-Toledo, is a cosponsor with Rep. Jeffrey Crossman, D-Parma, on House Bill 40, to make exemptions for students in taking […]

Legislators pushing for education funding before end of general assembly

BY: - September 28, 2020

Members on both sides of the Ohio legislature are trying to get changes to school funding formulas and testing metrics to stick before the end of the current General Assembly. House representatives are moving forward with legislation they say will finally address concerns about the state’s K-12 funding formula, the topic of a decades-old decision […]