COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – School has been back in session for a few weeks across Ohio. Schools across the state though have received its evaluations for 2022-2023 as report cards were posted Thursday morning by the state’s Department of Education.
This is the second year in a row the report cards for Ohio schools use star-based scores – on a scale of one to five – instead of letter scores from A to F. A three-star rating meets state standards, a five significantly exceeds them, and a one “needs significant support to meet state standards.”
A state law was passed in 2021 to overhaul the system after two years of report cards were skipped because of the COVID-19 pandemic. When they initially returned in 2022, the Ohio Department of Education removed overall ratings for schools and districts. However, the 2023 edition brought them back.
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The components include: achievement, which considers testing performance; progress, or student growth based on previous performance; gap closing, which looks at reducing educational gaps among subgroups of students; graduation and early literacy.
Columbus City Schools received a two-star rating out of five for overall score with no scores above two stars for individual components. CCS received one-star scores for graduation and early literacy. Bexley City, Grandview Heights, Upper Arlington, New Albany-Plain, were among the school districts to receive five stars overall.
Delaware City Schools’ overall score was 4.5 stars out of a possible five, receiving a five-star rating for the progress component of the score.
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A new component, career readiness, will be included starting in the 2024-2025 school year.
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