School Performance Ratings

by Erika Brooks on December 14, 2012 at 6:27 am

A new state performance ranking system is coming to Ohio schools.

Schools across the state will receive their own A through F grades under a new bill. The new letter grade system will be phased in to replace the 5-tier system. Superintendent of Zanesville city schools, Terry Martin says the current system gets to root of where the school stands but believes the new ranking system could be a good change.

"It may give us a little broader brush of what our kids are actually doing, it will include things like the ACT tests, kids that are the honors classes, advance placement courses and things of that nature," said Martin.

Martin feels the new system will better help determine where the schools weaknesses lie and what areas require improvement.

"Right now there’s going to be apprehension with this much change that’s coming around education in Ohio, there’s common core standards, there’s something new for us to address but when we get our hands around this I’m sure it will become a better way of assessing our children and our schools," said Martin.

Martin says the new system will not begin until the 2014-2015 school year.