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7/28/2014

State Board adopts promotion score for 2014-2015 Third Grade Reading Guarantee

The Third Grade Reading Guarantee requires that third-graders must show a level of proficiency on the Ohio Achievement Assessment in order to be promoted. Law requires the State Board of Education to raise the cut score for promotion each year the third-grade English language arts assessment is given until it reaches the proficient level.

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7/28/2014

Please update EVAAS school and district administrators by Aug. 15

The department is working with SAS, the vendor that establishes access for district and school administrators who will manage local EVAAS educator accounts this coming school year. These preparations will ensure that the school and district administrators can set up accounts for teachers and other administrators, so that these individuals can access the 2013-2014 EVAAS Value-Added data when it is released in October.

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7/28/2014

Superintendent and principal role assignments needed by July 31

As districts update their information in OEDS-R this summer, please remember that the department needs accurate superintendent and principal role assignments by July 31.These role assignments will provide these administrators with access to the educator evaluation system and ensure they receive training information in early August on system changes.

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7/28/2014

Annual STEM program assurance form is now interactive

The governing body of each STEM school annually must provide assurances in writing to the Ohio Department of Education not later than 10 business days prior to the opening of the school.

For your convenience, the Ohio Department of Education is providing an interactive form.

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7/28/2014

World Languages Model Curriculum now available online

The Model Curriculum framework is an adaptable tool that can guide world language educators and school districts as they design instructional lessons and local courses of study for learners of all languages and grade levels and is now available online.

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7/16/2014

Deadlines and dates

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

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7/16/2014

It’s critical for districts to update Ohio Educational Directory roles and contact information

As districts maintain and continuously update their records in the secure Ohio Educational Directory System-Redesign (OEDS-R), they play a vital part in ensuring that their key staff members receive important information from the Ohio Department of Education. These ongoing district updates also ensure that the correct district-assigned administrators have valid “role” assignments that provide them with access to financial, student growth and other essential data. The department relies upon district role assignments and contact information in OEDS-R to conduct many functions including administering grants, maintaining data, verifying receipt of state funding and communicating the latest education news.

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