From the Ohio Department of Education:
As Ohio transitions to new assessments, many have asked how the next generation of state tests will be integrated into District/School Report Cards and educator evaluation systems. In general, these tests will be integrated into Report Cards with very little change to the overall structure. The number of indicators will increase and the tests feeding into the measures will change, but the calculations used to generate the measures and Report Cards will still be very similar.
When will the 2015 Report Card be released? The 2015 Report Card (based on 2014-15 data) will be released on a different time schedule than usual. Data from the new assessments will not be available until fall 2015, which is a few months later than before. Accordingly, the timeline for the report card will be pushed back a few months. The exact date has not yet been determined until we establish the final timeline for test data to be returned to the districts. The timeline for report cards allows processing time for the calculations and ensures that districts will have time to submit and review their data for accuracy. The department is very aware of the importance of timely data and will work to ensure that 2015 report cards are released as soon as possible while still ensuring a quality process. This is a one-year timing issue during the transition. The department anticipates that the 2015-16 report card will be released on a normal time schedule – late summer 2016.
What tests will be included in the Performance Index?