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August 19, 2013 Articles

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8/19/2013

From the Superintendent

This week the Ohio Department of Education will release new district and school report cards that, for the first time, assign A-F letter grades on nine measures.

These new report cards will make the educational performance of your schools and districts more transparent than ever. Your district and school report cards will also position you to have a productive dialogue with your community about strengths and opportunities that can drive your school system’s improvement.

Many school leaders around the state already are working with parents and school teams to look closely at the new system and the data it generates. As we measure more areas of school performance over the next two years, you should get additional clarity on what must be done to ensure that all of Ohio’s boys and girls get the quality education they deserve. As you work with your communities, I urge you to take advantage of our new Principal’s Toolkit to help you explain the new system. The report card web page also will have a Resources section with documents and supporting information.

 

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8/19/2013

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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8/19/2013

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

Licensure process going paperless; sign up as an electronic signer now

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8/19/2013

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

Funds still available for the Digital AP Tuition Waiver

ODE and Battelle for Kids offering training in identifying and developing valid and reliable assessments

One-day regional workshops on how to effectively use teacher Value-Added reports

 

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