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August 26, 2011

Ohio preparing new way to rank school districts

Angela Gartner and Jean Bonchak:

School districts in they future won't just receive report card ratings from the state, they will be ranked from best to worst in a new system.

The mandate in Gov. Kasich's $112 billion executive budget was handed to the Ohio Department of Education to devise the ranking procedure.

The listing may be ready for the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, according to ODE spokesperson Patrick Gallaway.

The ODE is now required to rank schools within comparable groupings on the basis of student results and cost effectiveness, according to the fifth book of the governor's budget containing selected reforms.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 26, 2011 1:30 AM
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