Understanding the 2016 Ohio School Report Card

ReportcardOverview-1.pngThe Ohio Department of Education will release in mid-September the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards. New this year are letter grades on each of the report card’s six components. Between now and September, we will feature information here to help explain how Ohio will develop this year’s report card.

Now featuring:  Overview of the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards

Find Your District’s or School’s 2015 Report Card (2016 coming in September)


General Report Card Information

Why are there Ohio School Report Cards?

Ohio School Report Cards give your community a clear picture of the progress of your district and schools in raising achievement and preparing students for the future. The information measures district and school performance in the areas most critical to success in learning. Ohio School Report Cards data shows educators, school administrators and families where their schools are succeeding as well as areas where they need to improve. 

Report Card Measures

The 2015 Ohio School Report Cards include six major components – Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. There are one or more measures within each component. The state assigns an A-F letter grade to each. Districts and schools can receive up to 10 grades altogether. 

Career Tech Report Cards

Students included in this report card have completed at least half of their career-technical education and are enrolled for the second half. There are five components on this report card – Achievement, Graduation Rate, Prepared for Success, Post-Program Outcomes and Federal Accountability Results.

Dropout Prevention and Recovery Schools

Community schools that serve a majority of their students through dropout prevention and recovery programs receive this report card. Rather than A-F grades, dropout prevention and recovery schools receive one of the following ratings for report card measures – Exceeds Standards, Meets Standards, Does Not Meet Standards or Not Reported (used when there are too few data to issue a rating). 

Rewards and Recognition

Ohio recognizes schools for maintaining high academic achievement among their students, including many from economically disadvantaged circumstances that can make learning difficult.