COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is preparing to release the first round of school performance assessments using new A-F report cards.
Thursday's release by the Ohio Department of Education will include results for school districts and buildings in nine of 18 performance categories. Districts and buildings aren't scheduled to receive overall grades until 2015.
The revamped system replaces the six-tier assessment system that featured such labels as "Excellent" and "Continuous Improvement" with more familiar letter grades. It also requires schools to meet some tougher performance standards intended to help Ohio students compete on a global stage.
Changes are expected to result in poor grades in some categories for many districts. The initial adjustment is expected to even out as the system is fully phased in between now and 2015.
Ohio Report Cards: http://newreportcard.education.ohio.gov