Grading The Schools Enters Second Year, With Higher Threshold

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The state’s report cards give letter grades in 9 areas of academic performance. More Ohio school districts this year earned an A in 7 of those nine areas than last year. But in the “Indicators Met” area – which covers how students did on required proficiency tests – there was a huge drop.

Last year 320 school districts earned an “A” but this year that number plummeted nearly 60%, to just 188 districts earning the highest mark.

John Charlton with the Ohio Department of Education says a school district used to need 75% of its students to be proficient in a certain section to score an “A” but it was changed to 80%.

“So a lot of districts are going to see a lower grade in that indicators met measure but there’s a reason for that the reason is that we raised the bar 5% to 80% of students that have to meet that proficient level.”

The report cards do not include overall district grades. Those will happen starting next year.

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