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1/27/2015

Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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1/27/2015

Math performance-based practice tests now available

Here are practice tests for performance-based math tests in grades 3-8, algebra I and geometry. The practice tests will help teachers and students understand the new state tests students will take in February and March. The performance-based test is part one of the new state math test and covers knowledge and skills taught 75 percent into the school year. Students will solve multi-step problems that require reasoning and address real-world situations. The answers are scored by hand and computer. The practice tests have a scoring capability built into the tool and provide answer keys.

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1/27/2015

Updated web page on Testing

Here is the department’s newly reorganized Testing web page on Ohio’s State Tests. You also can access this page from the homepage.

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1/27/2015

Register now for College Credit Plus webcast

The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Board of Regents are hosting a webcast about College Credit Plus on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m.

Register for the webcast here:  http://event.onlineseminarsolutions.com/r.htm?e=932857&s=1&k=619FA4086D66BF0FD18B898377D710BA

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1/27/2015

Additional regional meeting added for Cleveland area on Feb. 3

Due to popular demand, another regional training session has been added in Independence on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Anyone who has not yet attended one of these meetings can register. Those registered for the Monday, Feb. 2 session also may change their registrations to Feb. 3, if that date is more convenient.

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1/27/2015

2014 deafblind child count in progress through Jan. 30

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education conducts a statewide child count of children and students, ages birth through twenty-one, with the combination of vision loss and hearing loss. The center will be conducting the 2014 child count now through Jan. 30. This yearly census is required under federal regulation in order to identify children with deafblindness in Ohio.

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1/27/2015

Training sessions to help school leaders with student growth measures

Superintendents, superintendent designees, principals and other school leaders who will make decisions about educator evaluations are encouraged to select a half-day training session about student growth measures in February or March. Participants will learn how to enter teacher and principal student growth measure data into the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES), which will open for that data entry on Feb. 3. Attendees also will learn how the electronic system will calculate student growth measure ratings and determine final summative ratings.

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