The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
Ohio Students Buckle Down For Key Standardized Tests
School districts and students are buckling down for statewide assessments.
Through May 16, schools around the state will be testing their students using the Ohio Achievement Assessment, also known as the OAA’s.
Of course, the grades play a big role in how students and school districts are evaluated. But as John Charlton with the Ohio Department of Education explains, it’s not just about getting top marks but for students to show growth.
“We’d like to see all students be successful without a doubt we’d like them all to be straight-A students,” Charlton said.
“But we’re realistic enough to know that’s not really the case. What we need to do is meet students where they’re at and provide them with the education to move them forward.”
Changes are already in the works for next year’s testing period. According to Charlton, districts around the state are preparing to administer the assessments completely online.