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5/6/2014

Training opens May 15 for teacher and principal evaluators to “re-calibrate” their credentials

If you are an administrator or teacher who became a credentialed evaluator during the past two years for either the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation System, you will be able to renew your designation beginning May 15 by successfully completing training and a test. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, which administered the original credentialing for the Ohio Department of Education, also developed the required re-calibration training and tests for each designation. Teacher evaluators are required to take three hours of online training; principal evaluators must take two hours of online training; and all evaluators will need to pass the appropriate test.

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5/6/2014

Deadline is June 1 for all remaining RESA tasks

The electronic system capturing data for the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) indicates that a high percentage of the 3,343 teachers who are taking the assessment this year have either not yet started the four remaining tasks or are still in process of submitting them.

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5/6/2014

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.

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5/6/2014

Ohio Department of Health issues memorandum on Ohio measles outbreak

The Ohio Department of Health, local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating an outbreak of measles occurring in several counties in Ohio.

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5/6/2014

Ohio World Language Teacher of the Year selected

Alan Turner has been selected as the Ohio World Language Teacher of the Year.

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4/28/2014

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

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4/28/2014

Three Ohio Schools earn Green Ribbon Schools designation

Three Ohio schools were among 48 schools nationwide honored as 2014 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Milton-Union Exempt Village School in West Milton, West Geauga High School in Chesterland and Metro Catholic School in Cleveland were selected for 2014 honors from a pool of candidates nominated by individual states.

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