For school superintendents, principals and treasurers


Collaborating with student teachers can boost student achievement

As your district thinks about how you will increase student achievement this year, consider working with a local, high-quality teacher preparation program and using co-teaching strategies in classrooms. Co-teaching is a model for pairing educators, including experienced and student teachers, that can improve student performance. A new brochure, posted under the heading Additional Resources here, explains how co-teaching works, its benefits and the research that supports it.


To learn more, teachers can attend the department’s professional development session on co-teaching, which is the main topic of the advanced mentor training in the Resident Educator program. To register for this training, which is open to all educators, teachers should access STARS through their SAFE accounts and use the search term: advanced mentor. For more information on this topic, contact brinda.price@education.ohio.gov.



TELL Ohio survey results released today

More than 93 percent of the nearly 21,000 Ohio educators from across the state who responded to the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Ohio survey this spring believe that their schools provide sufficient communication and support to parents and their communities. In addition, 83 percent believe that students at their schools understand behavior expectations and 92 percent say that their faculty works in safe environments. These findings and other results of the survey, available publicly today, indicate how educators rate eight teaching conditions associated with student achievement and teacher retention.


The survey also polled respondents about teacher leadership; school leadership; professional development; time, facilities and resources; and instructional practices and support. Results are summarized in a Preliminary Findings report. Details about all participant responses can be found by accessing Survey Results here and clicking on the icon next to the word Ohio.