EdConnection

EdConnection

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

8/19/2013

Funds still available for the Digital AP Tuition Waiver

The Digital AP Tuition Waiver has one-time funds for Ohio high school students who want to enroll in an online Advanced Placement course at little to no cost to the student or school through the ilearnOhio website (https://www.ilearnohio.org/). Once those funds are exhausted, the program ends.

To be eligible, students must attend an Ohio high school or be homeschooled with an Ohio school of residence. The home district or school submits the waiver application and agrees that the student will receive credit for successful completion of the course. More information on the program, including fee waiver applications, can be found here.

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

Teachers as well as schools and districts implementing the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System this year will benefit from several training and support opportunities offered by ODE and Battelle for Kids. Nearly 100 one-day regional sessions will be offered this year to help educators select and develop assessments to measure student growth.

Register now for sessions that begin in September through your SAFE account by accessing STARS. Search for dates in your area using keywords: assessment literacy. Additional dates will be scheduled soon.

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

School administrators and teacher leaders supporting educators receiving value-added reports in grades 4–8 reading and math are invited to a one-day regional workshop explaining district wide access, interpretation, and analysis of SAS® EVAAS® value-added reports. Fully understanding these reports will help your teachers use value-added information.  Click here for additional details including workshop dates and locations.