CPS superintendent responds to preliminary report lowering district's rating

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan responded on Monday night to a preliminary report by the Ohio Department of Education that lowers the district's academic rating.

The information drops the district from an Effective rating to a Continuous Improvement rating because the graduation rate dropped from 82 percent to 64 percent. That rate decreased because the state changed how it calculates that rate.

The district tells FOX19 the state has yet to calculate a measure called 'value-added' which indicates how much learning growth was added during a school year.

The results are preliminary and the state will send out final report cards on Aug. 29.

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