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Rep. Lightbody: Ohio Department of Education School Report Cards receive an update

HB 82 will introduce star rating system
June 25, 2021
Mary Lightbody News

COLUMBUS— Rep. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) today voted in favor of Sub House Bill (HB) 82, legislation regarding required  assessment for high school graduation, which will also improve the report cards that grade Ohio’s schools and districts. This bill passed the Senate on Wednesday.  

“Ohio’s school report card rating system has long needed an update to better inform our students, families and educators regarding the progress of our schools. Substitute House Bill 82 is a step in the right direction,” said Rep. Mary Lightbody. “As a career educator, I know that setting meaningful benchmarks is important to recognizing, celebrating, and encouraging success.  The bill includes a new five star rating system to replace letter grades, and a new component to review the career force and college readiness of our high school graduates.  Districts across Ohio will continue working to improve the quality of the education attained by students in our K-12 schools and to prepare all our children for their futures.”

After passing the House, the bill moves to the Governor DeWine for signing.