20 Ohio schools see ratings drop after data fixed

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The state will lower the report-card ratings for 20 Columbus schools that it found had cheated their way to better grades by omitting children who were often absent or had poor test scores.

The Ohio Department of Education is issuing changes to three years’ worth of recalculated Columbus City Schools report cards.

Eighteen of the district’s 116 schools will receive lower overall ratings for the 2010-11 school year — the one that has been most scrutinized by investigators.

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