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Urban districts and charter schools are more likely to get F's on report cards
Ohio's new grading system is coming in August

Ida Lieszkovszky
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Starting this August, Ohio schools will be graded on a new set of criteria, ones are supposed to be tougher than the current district report cards. As StateImpact Ohio’s Ida Lieszkovszky reports, that means most urban districts and charter schools would get F’s.
Urban districts and charter schools likely to get F's on report cards

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Report cards used to rate districts on a scale from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Academic Emergency.” Under the new standards, they’ll be graded on a more familiar A to F scale. And that scale is also supposed to be tougher.

The new report cards will grade schools on measures including students’ performance on standardized tests, graduation rates, and how much academic progress students make in a year.

Projections from the Ohio Department of Education show the big eight urban school districts – including Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati – will get F’s in many areas. Same goes for many charter schools.

It’s not a big surprise that the state’s urban districts and charter schools wouldn’t fair well under the new standards. In fact, an estimated three-fourths of districts statewide are expected to slip in the rankings once the first full set of new report cards is released.

The new standards will be put in place starting this year, though districts won’t get an overall grade until 2015.
Listener Comments:

Here is a great example of fruad and racketeering..

yet nothing happens.

Posted by: AnonGoose (ohio) on April 2, 2013 12:04PM
What we want to know is , who is protecting the GUen Schools in your area? Who is this invisable hand ?

We read articles like this.

and then compare to them to this one

Posted by: AnonGoose (Ohio) on April 2, 2013 12:04PM
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