Ohio published tutor rankings for first time

Ohio officials have published ratings of tutors teaching in the state, a list that finds more than half of them needing improvement.

The move is the first step in a state effort to overhaul the No Child Left Behind tutoring system. This is the first time the tutor rankings have been made public.

Of Ohio's more than 200 tutoring programs, 20 were rated "not effective," which include six that can no longer work in the state. Eighty-nine programs scored as "needs improvement," and 101 were considered "effective."

School districts are forced to hire any tutor a parent chooses regardless of the effectiveness ranking, so long as the contractor is on the state's approved list.

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