Even in August, reminders of this year's harsh winter are still being felt. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen reports that a surplus of snow days created a domino effect, impacting the annual release of the Ohio Department of Education's report cards.
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.
While districts wait for the most recent report cards, older ones can still be accessed on the district’s web site.