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September 03, 2009
September 09, 2009
Ohio’s public schools and parents will soon see a revamped local report card, starting in August 2015. The new Report Cards will display A-F ratings for all public school district and building (traditional and charter). The grading system will have six components: achievement, progress, gap closing, graduation rate, K-3 literacy, and prepared for success. The new rating system was enacted under House Bill 555, which was signed into law in December 2012.
The new grading system improves upon Ohio’s outgoing report card system in three substantial ways:
In a smart move by Ohio lawmakers, school districts won’t be held accountable to this new grading system either this school year (2012-13) or the next (2013-14). This pause gives school districts and charter schools time to adjust to the new accountability system, while allowing them to prepare for the Common Core standards in 2014-15. Ohio’s transition to a new and improved accountability system, matched with higher and clearer academic standards, are an improvement for Ohio’s schools and its students.
 ODE hasn’t simulated overall grades for schools.