Ohio took a large step toward the implementation of the Next Generation Assessments last week after successfully completing the first round of field tests. More than 175,000 performance-based assessments were taken beginning March 24 with no statewide systemic issues reported.
More than 2,600 high school students from nearly 100 career-technical schools and programs will demonstrate their abilities and skills as they compete in 62nd Annual SkillsUSA Ohio Championships on Tuesday, April 15, at the Convention Center in Columbus. The SkillsUSA Ohio Championships is the premier showcase for career-technical education in Ohio.
The deadline to apply for scholarships that help students from underperforming public schools or those with demonstrated financial need attend participating private schools, has been extended until May 9, 2014.
The State Board of Education of Ohio Gifted Indicator Work Group will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at the Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus.
The Ohio Department of Education announced Wednesday the approval of three alternative assessments for students who do not meet or exceed the promotion score on the reading Ohio Achievement Assessment as required by the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.
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