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5/13/2014

Submit 2013-2014 Graduation Rate Adjustment Form by May 30

The 2013-2014 Ohio School Report Cards will include both the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2013 and the Five-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2012. Both rates will be displayed on the report card and used in accountability calculations.

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5/13/2014

Principal review and approval period for roster verification period is May 14 to June 3

Following the conclusion of the teacher portion of Value-Added roster verification tonight at 11:59 p.m., principals, and/or their support teams can work on their review and approval processes through June 3. Specifically, these administrators are to make sure the participating teachers in their buildings have verified their class rosters and set up instructional attribution for the students they taught, how long they taught them and the percentage of instruction they provided each student.

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5/13/2014

Principal Value-Added Composite Reports are available to superintendents

Superintendents may now access through their SAFE accounts individualized Principal Value-Added Composite reports to assist them in completing principal and assistant principal evaluations this year. The reports include multi-year composite scores based on Value-Added measures from the buildings where the principals and assistant principals served in these roles during the years beginning in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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5/13/2014

Requirements for documenting student withdrawals in EMIS

Guidance is now available to clarify the types of documentation required for each EMIS code for students withdrawing from school. The Student Enrollment Overview, contained in Section 2.1.1 of the EMIS Manual, provides information regarding students entering and exiting school.

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5/13/2014

339 applications received for Straight A Fund second round

The application period for the second round of Straight A Fund grants is complete, with applicants submitting 339 second-round requests. Nearly three-quarters of Ohio’s public school districts are represented either as a lead applicant or as a partner in one or more of the 129 consortia applications. In all, 446 public school districts, 13 public schools, 125 community schools and three STEM schools are involved in one or more Straight A Fund requests.

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5/13/2014

Celebrate national physical activity month with free activity videos

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and in conjunction with this opportunity to renew students’ commitments to a healthy, active lifestyle, Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich has partnered with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to offer a free activity-boosting resource to Ohio’s elementary schools. Time For 10! is a series of five, 10-minute videos designed for daily use in the classroom—but can be used anywhere in the school.

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5/13/2014

Ohio Soybean Council program provides tools and resources for Ohio teachers

The Ohio Soybean Council has launched GrowNextGen.org, a website offering STEM-based curriculum, interactive e-learning courses, career videos and the ability to network with other Ohio teachers.

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