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Pilot Program Lets Districts Craft Own Standardized Tests

The pilot program comes amid heavy criticism of new tests based on Common Core education standards.
7, 2015

The Ohio Department of Education says it may allow some alternative standardized tests in some high-performing schools.

Ohio Releases New Report Cards To School Districts

The Ohio Department of Education releases school report cards
12, 2014

State Superintendent Richard Ross says some districts and schools will see lower grades in certain areas of their state report cards this year because Ohio has strengthened its rating system.

State School Board Pres. Will Not Seek Re-Election

Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar.
August 7, 2014

The head of the Ohio Board of Education says she will not seek re-election to that panel.

Harris, Others Subpoenaed In Attendance Rigging Probe

The subpoenas come about a week after state education officials said about 60 district educators could have their teaching licenses revoked because of the district’s attendance rigging scandal.
July 1, 2014

The Ohio Department of Education has subpoenaed records on former Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris. It marks the first time that any investigator has publicly sought records related to Harris’ role in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.

Some Coumbus Schools Staff Risk Loss Of Certification

Some Columbus educators face loss of certification after academic audit of attendance and grade manipulation
25, 2014

The state says about 60 educators in Columbus city schools could lose their licenses because of the recent attendance data-scrubbing scandal.

State Widens Attendance Data Probe Of Columbus City Schools

The ODE will expand its investigation into attendance manipulation in Columbus City Schools.
4, 2014

The investigation into data manipulation of Columbus City Schools has expanded to look for more evidence of data scrubbing.

OH Education Dept.: Safeguards In Place To Prevent Test Tampering

Ohio third graders soon will take the state reading test. Many of them risk being held back. High-stakes tests have caused some educators across the country to cheat on exams, but Ohio officials say it has safeguards to prevent it.
21, 2014

Ohio third-graders are gearing up to take a reading test that could determine whether they are promoted or held back. In some states, high-stakes testing has driven educators to do the unthinkable: cheat. WOSU reports safeguards are in place in Ohio to lessen the chance of a standardized testing scandal.

Ohio Schools May Get More Time For Tests

As Ohio school districts cancel classes again discussion is underway to possibly delay state mandated tests.
5, 2014

As many schools canceled classes again today, Ohio education officials say they are considering giving schools more time to administer state achievement tests this spring because students have missed so many days to bad weather.

Ohio Gets 1,700 Applications For Expanded School Vouchers

10, 2013

The Ohio Department of Education says it received 1,700 applications for an expansion of a program meant to help students from under-performing public schools attend private schools.

Normal Fanfare Missing In Ohio Report Card Release

School ranking data falls flat after attendance rigging scandal rocks many districts across the state.
27, 2013

Ohio’s latest ratings of public school performance will land with more of a thud than a bang this year.