School Choice Score: 75%
Ohio’s five voucher programs cover low income students, students with disabilities, students who are in low-performing schools, students with autism, and students who live in Cleveland.
- Source: EdChoice
Charter Schools Score: 72%
While Ohio has the greatest number of charter school authorizers in the country most of the authorizers are incredibly weak. This is because the state government regulates their authorizers heavily shutting them down if they don’t like the schools they authorize. This in turn leads to heavy regulations on the charter schools that the authorizers authorize and has drastic effects on the ability of charter schools to innovate.
Online Learning Score: 65%
Blended options do not exist and Ohio students would have better access to diverse options with policy updates for online course providers, such as allowing students to enroll with multiple providers simultaneously. At the state level, an Ohio Department of Education cross-office committee was created during the 2012 to 2013 school year to explore ways the Department can support the implementation of blended learning in local schools. Funding for online learning is holding back digital learning in the state.
Teacher Quality Score: 82%
Student performance must count for 50% of the teacher evaluation rubric. Teacher ineffectiveness is grounds for dismissal. Student performance does not play into decisions about rewarding tenure. Effective teachers are eligible for performance related pay incentives.
- Source: State Teacher Policy Yearbook