Fedor Applauds Passage of School Report Card Reform Bill
June 23, 2021
Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) applauded the Ohio Senate for passing Substitute House Bill 82 on a 31 to 1 vote.
“Punitive measures, constant changes to our report card system and the lack of any meaningful benchmarks have caused the current system to be damaging to our public schools,” said Fedor. “For years, parents, teachers, superintendents and advocates have been asking for a report card that provides a more complete story of each district and school in Ohio.”
Sub. H. B. 82 would continue to have six components, but only five would be rated for 2021-2022. Those five rated components would be Achievement, Progress, Gap Closing, Early Literacy, and Graduation Rate. The sixth component – College, Career, Workforce, and Military Readiness – would be a non-graded, report-only measure for three years. The bill also includes a student opportunity profile containing report-only information that is not rated as part of the report card.
“This report card is an improvement. While no one got everything they wanted, everyone believes the new report card system is better than what we had in place,” said Fedor. “It is very important for schools to have a report card that is fair, honest, reliable, clear and easy to understand.”
The bill is now headed to the House for a concurrence vote.