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9/29/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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9/29/2014

Lori Michalec of Tallmadge is Ohio Teacher of the Year

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Richard A. Ross announced Akron-area resident Lori Michalec as the Ohio Teacher of the Year today at a surprise assembly at Tallmadge High School in Tallmadge.

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9/29/2014

New Yearend Data Appeals process established for districts and community schools

Data reported to the Ohio Department of Education by districts and community schools during the course of the Yearend Education Management Information System (EMIS) data submission window play a critical role in generating the Ohio School Report Card. The department recognizes that data reporting errors can occur during the submission period. Because of their potential impact on the educational opportunities available to Ohio’s students, the department has designed a process for districts to appeal and correct substantive reporting errors. Substantive reporting errors may include, but are not limited to, those that affect Ohio School Report Card grades, financial payments, teacher Value-Added calculations and a child’s eligibility for educational choice.

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9/29/2014

Note new features available with 2014 reports tomorrow on EVAAS site

District and building EVAAS coordinators will receive an email tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Sept. 30, regarding the release of 2014 district and building Value-Added reports on the SAS EVAAS website. Using the login instructions from their emails, EVAAS coordinators will be able to view detailed Value-Added reports and new resources with all 2013-2014 data except for the teacher reports, which are expected to be released in late October. Also following the release, visitors to the public EVAAS website will see aggregate 2013-2014 information for districts and buildings.

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9/29/2014

Local computer-based testing sites needed

Educational Testing Services (ETS) is seeking districts or educational service centers that are interested in serving as testing sites for the computer-based ParaPro Assessment. ETS will compensate testing venues $10 for each ParaPro candidate tested; the payment will be issued on a quarterly basis.

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9/29/2014

Ohio celebrates Third Annual Manufacturing Month during October

The State of Ohio has declared October 2014, Manufacturing Month, with organized events across the state to bring the career potential of manufacturing to middle and high school students.

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9/29/2014

National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15-Oct. 15

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time for recognizing the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and also celebrating Hispanic heritage and culture.

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