Check your school's rankings in this year's state report cards
The Ohio Department of Education released its annual report cards for schools across the state Thursday morning.
Districts are graded on six different categories:
- Gap Closing
- K-3 Literacy
- Prepared for Success
The ODE said student achievement in the state improved in every subject area last year.
State superintendent Paolo DeMaria says district report cards show more first-time test takers in 2017 than in 2016 scored proficient or higher in every subject area.
But DeMaria says families should judge their schools by more than report cards because they don't measure teacher engagement, arts offerings and more.
The percentage of students testing proficient fell for only two tests; 5th grade math and high school history.
Public schools' overall performance index rose nearly 2.5 points, and graduation rates improved.
The state says educators and students are continuing to adjust to new tests, higher achievement targets and more challenging expectations.
Districts won't face consequences for poor report cards until 2018.