Testing in schools is moving quickly from pencil and paper to computers. That’s kind of a problem for rural schools; many don’t have the technology. But a new curriculum, called the Common Core, is pushing districts in many states – including Ohio – into the Internet era. That’s because the new standardized tests that accompany the Common Core will be given online. State Impact Ohio's Ida Lieszkovszky reports:
Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement. Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.
"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."
Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.