Ohio's House Likely to Okay School Report Cards

Friday, December 14, 2012

The House of Representatives is expected to approve legislation to create a new school report card and accountability system that supporters hope will help improve student learning. “It is fitting that one of the final items we will deal with in this 129th General Assembly deals with legislation that will significantly advance the quality of education in our state,” Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, told colleagues yesterday before the Senate approved its version of House Bill 555 by a vote of 27-6. Under the legislation, schools will be graded A-F on six measures — some current ones, such as how well students perform on state assessments, and some new ones, such as how many elementary-school students are reading at grade level.

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