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EMIS Newsflash – November 23, 2015

11/23/2015

Preliminary State Testing Data By District Now Available
The following message was to superintendents and testing coordinators of traditional districts and community schools on Friday, November 20, 2015.
 
Today the Ohio Department of Education published preliminary performance data for Ohio’s school districts from last spring’s state tests in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The results can be found here
 
This is preliminary data that school districts are reviewing and updating prior to submission to the state via EMIS for use in calculating Ohio School Report Cards. As a result, the preliminary results could be different from updated figures. Districts also may have different figures that result from applying rules governing which student results are subject to final reporting for accountability purposes.
 
The department has published preliminary test result data for many years and we continue to use the same labels and categories. However, these results should not be compared to the previous Ohio Achievement Assessments and Ohio Graduation Tests scores — the preliminary test result data are from new tests with greater expectations.
 
The timing of this data release is atypical because cut scores were set after the tests were administered last spring. Under law, spring results will be returned to districts next year no later than June 30.
 
Go here for guidance on the five performance levels on the tests and what they mean in Ohio. Also note that .csv files for the results can be downloaded for each subject by clicking the “Download the Data” link on the top left of each of the four subject results pages.
 
Please direct any questions to communicate@education.ohio.gov with performance data in the subject line.