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OEA: State Report Cards Continue to Mislead

[September 12, 2019] In response to the release today of new state report cards, the Ohio Education Association (OEA) urged state lawmakers to enact reforms that would end the use of arbitrary letter grades that are biased against low income districts.

“It is past time to end the use of confusing and misleading state report cards in Ohio,” said OEA President Scott DiMauro. “We need a new report card system that is fair, informative and transparent.”

“It’s widely recognized that the current report cards rely too heavily on standardized tests and counter-intuitive methodologies that are stacked against low-income districts,” said DiMauro. “As the work continues to fix the flawed state report cards, efforts must also be made to do more to overcome the barriers to learning that are caused by poverty.”

The Ohio Education Association represents 122,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals in Ohio’s public schools, colleges and universities.

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