District Reviews


Schools are important destinations where many individuals, including school leaders and teachers, come together to serve students through curriculum, instruction, student supports, data analysis and more. They play crucial roles in realizing the vision stated in Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education, that “In Ohio, each child is challenged to discover and learn, prepared to pursue a fulfilling post-high school path and empowered to become a resilient, lifelong learner who contributes to society.”
District reviews support local school districts as they establish or strengthen a cycle of continuous improvement for themselves and their students.


Reviewers collect evidence for each of the six district standards. A district review team consisting of independent consultants with expertise in each of the standards reviews documentation, data and reports for two days before conducting a five-day call on the district that includes visits to individual schools. The team conducts interviews and focus group sessions with stakeholders such as board of education members, teachers’ association representatives, administrators, teachers, parents and students. Team members also observe classroom instructional practices. After the onsite review, the team meets for two days to develop findings and recommendations and then submits a draft report of those to the Ohio Department of Education. District review reports focus primarily on the system’s most significant strengths and challenges, with an emphasis on identifying areas for improvement.

District Review Manual

District Reviews - 2015

District Reviews - 2016

District Reviews - 2017

District Reviews - 2018

District Reviews - 2019

District Reviews - 2020

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