After a long delay, report cards are out for Ohio’s schools – and they show a big drop in the number of “A” grades on student performance on statewide tests.
As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, some critics say they show serious problems with those tests.
“These report cards are not just inaccurate; they are harmful to our children, our schools and our communities,” said Wagner.
“Not much other than Realtors get to say to people who are interested in moving into a different area – they use that,” said Fedor.
State education officials had warned that grades on this year’s report cards would drop. And districts, students and teachers won’t face consequences because the state has scrapped the PARCC test and is moving to a new one.