COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Education released the 2020-2021 report cards but noted that once again no district received an overall grade due to pandemic challenges.
An ODE release says the 2020-2021 report cards provide information on graduation rates, readiness-to-success indicators, and demographic and enrollment data, along with other operational details on districts and schools.
To view the bulletins, visit: Ohio School Report Cards
“The results of the report cards are not unexpected given the disruptions in learning and difficult circumstances over the past school year. As always, Ohio report card data can only tell part of the story of a given school or district. Collecting, understanding, and using student data to inform instruction is more important than ever as districts and schools develop and implement plans to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of every student in Ohio,” the statement read.
The lack of a rating stems from legislation passed earlier this year, which recognized the various barriers to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Although we don’t have as much information as we normally would, schools and districts can use data from this year’s report cards to guide decisions about where and how to focus the time, effort and resources that will best serve their students in the midst of pandemic-related challenges,” said Dr. Stephanie K. Siddens, Acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The entire educational community continues to be an example of perseverance, dedication and resilience despite the challenges that still exist inside and outside the classroom. I commend districts and schools across the state for their commitment to innovation and creativity as they continue to ensure students, educators and staff are healthy, safe and successful every day. »
For more information on the available bulletin metrics, see the Report Card Resources for the 2021 Report Card User Guide.