WCSD Officials Dispute Columbus Dispatch State Test Results Chart


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A story in the November 21, 2015, Columbus Dispatch provided preliminary state test results for central Ohio school districts. The chart accompanying the story indicated Westerville City Schools achieved the following preliminary passing rates: Grade 9 English, 86.1%; Grade 8 Math, 74.1%; Grade 8 Science, 31.5%; Grade 6 Social Studies, 25%. WCSD officials dispute these figures printed by the Dispatch as they do not match preliminary results provided to the district. The data provided to WCSD indicate the following preliminary passing rates: Grade 9 English, 88.35%; Grade 8 Math, 76.61%; Grade 8 Science, 81.58%; Grade 6 Social Studies, 70.57%. Please know that all districts complete a process to review and verify test data before it becomes final. Our scores on these and other tests may increase slightly as a result of this verification process.