(WKBN) – The Ohio Department of Education has released the 2019 Ohio School Report Cards.
The report was created to show the progress of Ohio’s districts and schools.
The schools are given a letter grade on six different components: Achievement, gap closing, improving at-risk K-3 readers, progress, graduation rate and prepared for success.
Then, an overall letter grade is determined by the following weight of those six components:
- Achievement – 20%
- Gap closing – 15%
- Improving at-risk K-3 readers – 15%
- Progress – 20%
- Graduation rate – 15%
- Prepared for success – 15%
The overall letter grade is based on the following grading scale:
- 90% – 100% – A
- 80% – 89.9% – B
- 70% – 79.9% – C
- 50% – 69.9% – D
- Below 50% – F
The letter grade is said to be a form of tracking the schools’ academic achievement and progress.
Community and charter schools were among those graded.
Out of the three local counties, no district received an overall letter grade of an A.
Schools receiving an overall “F’ grade include Youngstown City Schools, Buckeye On-Line School for Success, Summit Academy Secondary and Summit Academy in Youngstown as well as Summit Academy Alternative Learners in Warren.
To see the grades for each district and school, click the links below:
Two Ohio lawmakers have spoken out against the way the districts are graded, saying the system needs to be overhauled. They said it’s unfair to the larger school districts.