(WOIO) –

Additional preliminary Local Report Card data for district, traditional school, community school and STEM schools were released Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

The updated spreadsheet includes preliminary district/school ratings, Performance Index and attendance rate information. Spreadsheets containing preliminary results can be found by clicking HERE.

This spreadsheet will include all the data elements released previously, the additional items mentioned above, plus SAT and ACT mean scores and other enrollment data.

“During the last few weeks, ODE employees have worked diligently to upload and verify remaining data for school improvement purposes,” said Michael L. Sawyers, Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction. “As we wait for additional information related to the investigation by the Auditor of State, ODE remains committed to sharing existing data so that students, parents, educators and the public can be informed about the progress of our schools.”

Schools and districts have had access to preliminary student achievement data on standardized assessments throughout the summer. The August release of Local Report Cards was delayed by the State Board of Education because of an ongoing investigation by the Auditor of State into allegations of data manipulation by some school districts.

ODE will not publish the official Local Report Cards until the investigation by the Auditor of State is concluded or as otherwise agreed upon by the State Board of Education. The information released Wednesday is preliminary and remains subject to revision.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News