Ohio Common Core Test Scores Won’t Be Available Until 2016

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Ohio parents won’t likely know how their students did on the PARCC assessments being given this spring for months.  They may even have to wait until 2016.

Forget seeing state report cards for schools and districts by their normal late August time next year, said Tom Gunlock, vice chairman of Ohio’s state school board.

The multi-state consortium running the new tests, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), won’t make a key and potentially controversial decision until next fall – what test scores will count as good ones and what scores count as bad ones.

Ohio has to wait until then to start using that new framework to compile student, school and district scores  for the state report cards for the 2014-15 school year.

“We’re not going to get the report cards until 2016,” Gunlock said. “That’s if everything goes off according to plan, which it never does.”

So Ohio has a little while to experience the disastrous assessment scores that every other state using a Common Core-aligned assessment has experience.

HB 597 which would repeal Common Core and PARCC is still being considered, there was another public hearing for the bill on Tuesday.