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Feb. 24, 2020 Articles

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2/24/2020

Find resources to create a safer school

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse recently launched SchoolSafety.gov to provide resources K-12 school administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement can use to prepare for and address safety and security threats. Schools have different needs and considerations that determine how they address school safety. SchoolSafety.gov offers recommendations for improvements leading to safer school environments.

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2/24/2020

Ohio’s state testing vendor has a new name

Cambium Learning Group completed its acquisition of the assessment division of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in January. AIR Assessment, now called Cambium Assessment, Inc., will retain the testing applications used in 26 states, including Ohio.

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2/24/2020

New data appeal window created for 2019 graduation cohort

The Ohio Department of Education recently received new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education on cohort assignments for students in the graduating classes of 2019 and beyond. The guidance allows Ohio to accept appeals from districts asking to update the EMIS elements titled Fiscal Year that Student Began Ninth Grade and Grade Level in cases where a data reporting error caused the student to be assigned to the wrong graduating class.

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2/24/2020

Students can earn the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal in after-school and summer programs

The OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal is a formal designation students can earn on their high school diplomas and transcripts indicating they have the personal strengths, strong work ethic and professional experience that businesses and postsecondary institutions and colleges value.

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2/24/2020

Video reviews major changes to Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators

The State Board of Education last September adopted the updated version of the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators. It contains several changes to the original eight principles and adds a new ninth principle.

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