Sign-up of texting alerts

Ed Connection Newsletter

Extra Credit Ohio Department of Education Blog

Facts and Figures


Contact Information

Brittany Halpin

Associate Director for Media Relations
(614) 728-5959

Media Releases

Ohio Department of Education Press Releases

Ohio Career-Technical Education Report Card Reveals Improvements Across All Grades

Release date: 8/20/2015

Ohio’s career-technical programs showed better results in helping students graduate and find good jobs, according to a new state report card released today.

Ohio's Career Technical Report Card – the only report card to grade career programs using an A-F scale, shows increases in the number of A’s across all measures.

"Our hard work to make career-technical education a valuable pathway to skilled jobs is paying off. Career-technical education in Ohio is strong and getting stronger," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Richard A. Ross. "This report card is great news for Ohio’s students, families and economy."

Now in its third year, the report card grades schools on four measures for students from the graduating class of 2013 in each of Ohio’s 91 career-technical districts: four-year graduation rate, five-year graduation rate, technical skill competency and post-program placement.

The graduation rates measure the proportion of career-tech students who graduated within four and five years of beginning ninth grade. Students must be concentrating in career-technical studies by the end of their fourth year of high school to be included in these graduation rates. Technical skill attainment measures how many students passed the relevant Ohio Career Technical Competency assessments or industry assessments for their career-technical programs. Post-program placement data reflects how many students were gainfully employed in apprenticeships, enrolled in postsecondary education or advanced training, or entered the military during the first three to six months after leaving school.

Career-Technical Report Card - Grade Distributions (2014 and 2015)

Grade

4-Year Graduation

5-Year Graduation

Placement

Technical Skill

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

2015

2014

A

76

58

64

60

52

33

55

34

B

8

22

18

25

25

31

20

27

C

5

8

9

5

5

14

8

11

D

2

3

0

1

7

10

5

8

F

0

0

0

0

2

3

3

11

(Note: the 2015 Report Card figures reflect Class of 2013; 2014 Report Card figures reflect Class of 2012)

To download a spreadsheet of career-technical report card data, click here.

The report card also contains report-only information about the number of students earning industry credentials, graduating with honors diplomas or earning college credit through dual enrollment or Advanced Placement classes. To view a full report card for each provider, go here.

Data for students in the graduating class of 2014 will be released this winter.

Ohio’s career-tech accountability system was the first of its kind in the nation to go beyond the federal secondary career-tech accountability requirements to include post-program placement data. The career-tech report cards were developed by legislatively required representatives from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Office of Workforce Transformation, the Ohio Association of Career-Technical Superintendents, the Ohio Association of City Career-Technical Schools, the Ohio ACTE and the Ohio Department of Education.