State Senator Peggy Lehner (R-Kettering), chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee, issued a statement today regarding the Ohio Department of Education's decision to release performance data from last year's PARCC tests.

"I would like to commend the Department of Education for responding to public concerns over the information that will be provided on the 2014-15 Report Card. It is my hope that these changes adequately reflect the performance of our schools."

Last year the Senate Advisory Committee on Testing, led by Senator Lehner, developed a list of recommendations which were implemented through legislation. Among other recommendations was the elimination of the PARCC assessment following concerns from educators and communities about whether the test adequately measured school performance.

Click here for more information about the recommendations developed by the Senate Advisory Committee on Testing. 

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