The current high school class of 2018 (this year’s juniors) are subject to new graduation requirements. Left unchanged, these new requirements could very well lead to a dramatic decrease in the high school graduation rate, especially in high poverty areas of the state. That’s because, in addition to successfully completing required coursework, students are now required to meet one of the following three graduation “pathways”: 1) accumulate at least 18 points on seven end-of-course exams; 2) achieve a “remediation free” score on the ACT or SAT; or 3) earn an industry-recognized credential and pass the WorkKeys workforce readiness exam.
To provide Ohio students with additional alternatives to meeting graduation requirements, the State Board of Education directed the State Superintendent to convene a working group of stakeholders to make recommendations about how to address this crisis. The group has convened and is expected to make recommendations by early April.
The workgroup is committed to solving the problem and is working towards a recommendation. However, it is important that our members have an opportunity to voice their opinions in this process. To that end, please share your views about this critical issue by completing this brief survey:
In order to provide information to the workgroup by its next meeting, this survey will close on Monday, March 13, 2017. Please participate today.