Report cards to be released this week
The Ohio School Reports Cards are expected to be released later this week. Click here for the Guide to 2018 Ohio School Report Cards. This guide provides an overview and explanation of the key components of the report cards.
The six components are Achievement, Gap Closing, Improving At-Risk K-3 Readers, Progress, Graduation Rate and Prepared for Success. Districts and schools receive A-F grades on each of the six components and most of the individual measures. Measures receive grades as they have previously. For the first time, districts and schools will be assigned overall letter grades.
Report cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools — to celebrate successes and identify areas for improvement. This information identifies schools to receive intensive supports, drives local conversations on continuous improvement and provides transparent reporting on student performance. The goal is to ensure equitable outcomes and high expectations for all Ohio students.
Report cards are only one part of the story. To get a fuller picture, we encourage visiting schools, talking with educators, parents and students, and reviewing schools’ or districts’ webpages. A lot of great things are happening every day in Ohio’s schools!