Rating system is expected to lower school grades in Ohio

03/9/2012 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

A new school-rating system in Ohio is expected to lead to fewer schools receiving top grades. "This is a far more-rigorous system than the one currently used, and in general, grades will be lower by one or even two levels from the counterpart ratings that we have been using in our current accountability system," state schools chief Stan Heffner said. The system aims to reveal a more accurate picture of student performance and is part of the state's agreement to receive a waiver from some requirements of No Child Left Behind.

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