Ohio Department of Education http://wmub.org en Rural Schools Struggle to Prepare for Common Core’s Online Tests http://wmub.org/post/rural-schools-struggle-prepare-common-core-s-online-tests <p></p><div>Testing in schools is moving quickly from pencil and paper to computers.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s kind of a problem for rural schools; many don’t have the technology.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But a new curriculum, called the <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/tag/common-core-standards/" target="_blank">Common Core</a></strong>, is pushing districts in many states – including Ohio – into the Internet era.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s because the new standardized tests that accompany the Common Core will be given online.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>State Impact Ohio's <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/ohio/author/ohioida/">Ida Lieszkovszky</a></strong> reports:</div><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:48:31 +0000 Ida Lieszkovszky 10678 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati drops a category in Ohio school ratings report; other districts listed http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-drops-category-ohio-school-ratings-report-other-districts-listed <p align="left">Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement.&nbsp;Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.</p><p align="left">"We really would have liked to have stayed effective but in order to do this our performance index or final grade would have to be 90 and it was 88.5."</p><p align="left">Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:08:27 +0000 Ann Thompson 5125 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati drops a category in Ohio school ratings report; other districts listed