COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — School performance data delayed by a statewide attendance-tampering investigation is headed to Ohio districts.
The Ohio Department of Education plans to release partial report card results Wednesday. The attendance rate, performance index and overall rating will be omitted.
Spokesman John Charlton said the information should be posted on the department's web site by midday.
The 19-member state school board cleared the delay last month, fearing that underlying data might be flawed.
After allegations arose in three districts, state Auditor Dave Yost had launched a statewide investigation into whether low-performing students are improperly removed from the rolls to improve school performance rankings.
Because a host of funding and programming decisions hinges on the data, the state board later voted to release portions of the report cards unaffected by Yost's probe.