Ohio



State Governance

State Board of Education

The Ohio state board of education consists of 19 members, each serving a four-year term. Eleven Board members are elected by non-partisan ballots, the remaining eight are appointed by the governor.

The state board has the authority over:

  • Content Standards Adoption
  • Teacher Licensure
  • Is One Authorizer of Charter Schools, Among Others
  • Summative Assessments
  • Appoints Chief State School Officer

Governor

John Kasich (R)

Chief State School Officer

Paolo DeMaria

State Context

State Demographics

Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:

Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 44.5%

English Language Learners: 2.5%

Served by IDEA: 14.8%

 

2015 NAEP State Data

Reading scores for Grade 4 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Reading scores for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

 

Mathematics scores for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015, additional national average data is included:

 

Science scores for Grade 8 by state average, race/ethnicity, and NSLP-eligibility compared to the national average:

 

Graduation Rates

Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015:

Charter Schools

Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1997

Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 384

Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 123,844

Charter School Cap Law: Allows each authorizer to approve up to 100 schools, except for the state department of education, which can approve no more than 20 schools.

ESSA Plan & Implementation

Ohio intends to submit its ESSA consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Education on April 3, 2017. Learn more about Ohio’s ESSA approach.