News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Don Drumm Studios

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Education


After the "scrubbing" scandal, Ohio report cards change
More than 100 school buildings are impacted
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
More than 100 schools in four districts were impacted by the changes.
Courtesy of File photo
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

For what’s expected to be the last time, the state has revised report cards measuring the performances of a handful of public school districts, including one of the biggest, Cleveland.

WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on what happened.

LISTEN: The report-card changes and Cleveland

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:08)


In all, the state made more than 100 revisions to individual building ratings for the 2012 and 2013 school years in districts including Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

Columbus is accused of specifically “scrubbing data” by falsely claiming kids who were likely to perform poorly on standardized tests had dropped out. But investigators said the problems with Cleveland were poor record keeping. And as Cleveland CEO Eric Gordon said, that’s validated by Cleveland remaining where it was – in the lowest of the five academic ratings the state issues.

“We certainly did not earn an academic emergency rating by cheating.”

Though the cleaned-up data has lowered the overall report-card ratings for 10 Cleveland schools, it improved individual measures for a half-dozen schools.

“It wasn’t somehow that only kids with poor test scores were being screened. We actually had – and we’ve contended this from the very beginning -- as many kids with positive test scores that weren’t meeting the state report-card criteria as those with negative scores.”

Gordon says many of the kids incorrectly omitted were awaiting action by the juvenile court to officially declare them truant. He also said an electronic system created record-keeping issues.

Here's the explanation from John Charlton of the Ohio Department of Education on how the data deletions happened.
LISTEN: Ohio Department of Education John Charlton on how the numbers in some districts were adjusted
Other options:
  Windows Media /    MP3 Download
(0:20)   


 
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio lawmakers propose grants for home construction for disabled people
We have been trying to have a "Visitability Bill" passed for years. Thanks, Greg

Lake County crimes may give Trump immigration fodder
Shoddy reporting at best. "Mixed views" The question that came to my mind was, "How many people did he have to interview to get "mixed views". Do the two peo...

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plans to improve Medicare by lowering prescription costs for seniors
Sounds good. I'm living in Florida to escape the snow. So far it's working. I retired from GM in 2000. Keep pushing for all the working people. In the long run ...

The tiny town that time, and elections, forgot may go out of existence
Thank you for this story. I grew up in Limaville, my parents home is there still...unsellable due to the septic/sewer problem. Sometimes I am sorry I left...wis...

Where Ohio'sJohn Kasich stands in the presidential polls
We are fans of Gov. Kasich since he served in the House of Representatives. It pleases us to finally see him as the potential President of the United States. We...

Cleveland hosts the first national Movement for Black Lives conference
What a wonderful experience this was, So much love and understanding, without all of the other distractions that tend to come with organizing for change, this e...

Air Force unit gets training and Youngstown gets rid of some eyesores
Do they have to totally destroy all the beautiful oak and leaded windows, which I am thinking are probably there? Do they just have to destroy them like that? C...

Jewish challah and Native American fry bread at an Akron cultural exchange
Each time I saw the young students relate to each other, I got goose bumps. These young students can and hopefully will teach all of us to live and respect eac...

One of the Cleveland Orchestra's most celebrated musicians bids farewell
I had the honor of studying with Franklin Cohen in the late 80s and early 90s. He is unparalleled both as a clarinetist and as a musician. His deep personal war...

Summa's dress code is not 'etched in stone'
SOME OF THESE POLICIES ARE A COMPLETE JOKE. UNLESS YOU ARE DOING THESE TYPE OF JOBS EVERY DAY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMFORTABLE AND REASONABLE OR NOT. UNLESS ...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University