Ohio releases letter grades for schools

Lauren Williams's picture
Monday, August 26, 2013

The state released its overhauled school report cards on Thursday, with a whole new grading system that looks a lot like what students bring home to their parents.

The new report cards include an A to F system and measure different things than the previous system. This year is a transition year for the new report cards, and only some measured components were reported.

There is no overall grade for schools or districts this year and won't be until 2015, making broad statements about a school's performance impossible.

So just as students get an A through F for science or math, schools this year received nine grades, instead of a catch-all designation such as excellent or academic emergency that the old system used.

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