Overview for Ohio

For the 2020-21 school year, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) collected district learning model data; student enrollment data by learning model are not currently available. COVID-19 case data for the state’s schools or districts are available from the Ohio Department of Health. The state had a mask mandate in effect until June 2, 2021; this is reflected in the staff and student masking data for all state districts.

Data Details

Please review the Data Details for Ohio for important information on the datasets presented below.

October, 2020
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Hybrid
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Note that not all states have available data at this time.

Predominant Learning Models in Ohio in 2020-2021

Shown as a percentage of the 2020-21 school year that students in Ohio had access to primarily in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction. All calculations are weighted by enrollment size.

50%

In-Person

32%

Hybrid

18%

Virtual

Note. Values may not add to 100% due to rounding. This dataset includes 609 districts in Ohio with learning model data for the 2020-21 school year. Pandemic schooling mode data for the 2020–21 school year were provided by the Ohio Department Education. Data are available at the district level between August 2020–May 2021. The predominant model reflects the most common monthly model offered by school districts over the course of the school year, and not individual student schooling mode choices. For more information, please see the state's Data Details.

School Districts by Learning Model in 2020-2021

Compare the percentage of the school year that K-12 public school students had access to primarily in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction in the selected districts vs. the state average.

In-Person

Hybrid

Virtual

Statewide

Note. Use the drop-down feature to compare up to three districts to the state's average. Values may not add to 100% due to rounding. These figures represent the percentage of the school year that each district offered primarily in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction, based on the monthly schooling mode. Pandemic schooling mode data for the 2020–21 school year were provided by the Ohio Department Education. Data are available at the district level between August 2020–May 2021. The predominant model reflects the most common monthly model offered by school districts over the course of the school year, and not individual student schooling mode choices. For more information and to access the data, please see the state's Data Details.

State Characteristics by Learning Model in 2020-2021

Compare the percentage of the school year in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for students by race/ethnicity, free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) eligibility, and district locale. All school district characteristics are based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) for the 2020-21 school year. Note that FRPL data are not available for AK, IL, MA, OH, VA and DC. All calculations are weighted by district enrollment size.

In-Person

Hybrid

Virtual

By Race and Ethnicity

The percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by student race/ethnicity, as defined by NCES.

By Free and Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility

The percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by free and reduced price lunch (FRPL) eligibility, as defined by NCES.

By District Locale

Compare the percentage of the school year that in-person, hybrid, or virtual instruction was the primary mode of instruction for K-12 students by district locale, as defined by NCES.

Assessment Outcomes by In-Person Learning

Compare the change in students proficiency in English language arts (ELA) and math between 2019-2022 by level of access to full in-person instruction during the 2020-21 school year in Ohio. These figures are included in the Ohio State Snapshot as part of the Pandemic Schooling Mode and Assessment Outcomes Data Series. More information on the Data Series and all available state briefs are available here.

Proficiency in ELA

Level of full in-person access:

Very Low

Low

Moderate

High

Very High

Change in Percentage of Students in Grades 3‒8 Achieving ELA Proficiency Compared to Spring 2019, by Level of Access to Full In-Person Instruction in 2020-21.

Proficiency in Math

Level of full in-person access:

Very Low

Low

Moderate

High

Very High

Change in Percentage of Students Achieving Math Proficiency Compared to 2019, by Level of Access to Full In-Person Instruction in 2020-21.

Note. The distribution of students across categorizations varies. Of 1,482,398 students in K-12 included in the analysis, 41% had very high levels of access to in-person instruction (n=610,504), 17% had high access (n=247,460), 23% had moderate access (n=336,885), 13% had low access (n=190,655) and 7% had very low access (n=96,894).

Assessment Data. The student assessment data represent outcomes for students in Grades 3–8 in math and ELA on the Ohio State Tests.

Pandemic Schooling Mode Data. Ohio’s pandemic schooling mode data for the 2020–21 school year were provided by the Ohio Department Education. Data are available at the district level between August 2020–May 2021. Data reflect the predominant model used by a school or district during a given time period; students may have opted for virtual learning even if their school’s predominant learning model was in-person or hybrid.

Levels of Access to In-Person Instruction. To determine the level of access to in-person instruction in 2020-21, the COVID-19 School Data Hub (CSDH) first determined the percentage of the school year that students within each district were offered full in-person instruction, hybrid instruction, or virtual instruction. Next, districts were classified into five levels of access to in-person instruction, based on the following formula: (% of the year in-person*100 )+ (% of the year hybrid*50) + (% of the year virtual*0)."

More information can be found in the Ohio State Snapshot.

Public Data Sources for Ohio

Learning Model Data
DataLearning model data available?SourceData LevelTime IntervalDownload
OH Learning Model DataYesOhio Department of EducationDistrictWeeklycsv svgxls svg
COVID-19 Case Data and Masking Policy Data
DataAvailable?SourceData LevelDownload
OH COVID-19 DataYesOH Department of HealthDistrictcsv svgxls svg
OH Masking DataYesState Mask MandateDistrictcsv svgxls svg