Class of 2018 in Ohio Faring Better at Graduation

(Columbus, OH) Concerns over whether the Class of 2018 is on track to graduate in Ohio may be fading. 

State education officials now say nearly three of every four Ohio high school seniors have met or are considered highly likely to meet the higher test score requirements for graduation. There was a warning issued last year that one-third or more of the class of 2018 was at risk of not graduating on time because students could not meet the required test scores needed. 

That caused a big adjustment in state policy, adding flexibility in how students could earn a diploma, either through career training or other specific alternatives. 

The Ohio Department of Education now projects nearly 77 percent of seniors are “on track” to earn a diploma in the spring.

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