COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Education is making more than 100 revisions to district and school ratings in the state following an investigation into attendance data-scrubbing.
The state recalculated the 2012 and 2013 ratings to include test scores of students who had been improperly excluded by local school officials. The recalculations resulted in both improved and lowered scores around the state.
Officials also recalculated the 2011 ratings in some districts, including Columbus. The ratings for 20 Columbus schools decreased after all three years of report cards were recalculated, but the district’s overall rating for 2011 and 2012 did not change.
The overall ratings of two schools in Cincinnati and one school in Cleveland for 2012 were lowered after the recalculations, while one Cleveland school’s rating improved.