OH: Local Superintendents Question Accountability Measures And Report Card Release
September 30, 2020
Discussions around the release of Ohio’s annual state school report card paint a picture of how some district and schools officials are balking at accountability measures required by ESSA. Citing the cancellation of spring standardized testing, this year’s state report cards include only a fraction of the data that would be provided in a typical year, prompting a Lorain County, Ohio, superintendent to question the purpose of accountability measures more broadly. In recent months, an increasingly large chorus of voices from the education, advocacy, and civil rights communities have urged education officials to stand by testing in particular, stating that the data will be critical in helping inform reopening and recovery efforts.