New approved vendor assessment list for student growth measures posted
The Ohio Department of Education recently posted the 2014-2015 list of approved vendor assessments that meet the fundamental requirements for measuring student growth in teacher and principal evaluations, as explained on the department’s website. Due to feedback from districts across the state, the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for this year’s approved vendors had more stringent selection requirements, resulting in the rejection of some previously approved vendor assessments. In addition, new vendor assessments showing evidence of meeting the RFQ standards were added to the list. Please view the list to ensure you are aware of new assessments and any assessments that are no longer on the list for 2014-2015. Districts should contact assessment vendors directly for specific details about the formulas, data or evidence used to measure growth. The next updated list will be posted in spring 2015.