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2/9/2015

Regional meeting resources available

More than 2,000 educators attended regional meetings in January and February on new state tests, graduation options and Value-Added models for high schools, science and social studies. Here are the resources for those who were not able to attend.

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2/9/2015

English language arts end-of-year practice test

English language arts end-of-year practice tests for all grade levels in both the computer-based format and as PDFs to print out on paper are available online. There are large print versions and information about additional accommodated versions, such as screen reader and Braille.

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2/9/2015

College Credit Plus program information and FAQs available

College Credit Plus is Ohio’s new system for dual enrollment. It replaces previous programs, including Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, and has been expanded to cover students beginning in the seventh grade.

College Credit Plus will be operational in the 2015-2016 school year, but schools are required to take steps now to make communities aware of these options and to help students navigate their opportunities for the coming year. College Credit Plus also is open to students in nonpublic schools.

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2/9/2015

New information needed in school safety plans

New rules governing the creation and submission of school safety plans went into effect Jan. 5. If you are an administrator of a school that already has a plan on file, you will now need to fulfill new, additional requirements to remain compliant with regulations. If you are an administrator of a school or other facility that provides educational services to children and have never submitted a safety plan, you are now required to do so.

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2/9/2015

Technology resource landing page now available

The 2015 Ohio Educational Technology Conference is Feb. 10-12 at the Columbus Convention Center. Offering more than 15 sessions delivered by Ohio Department of Education representatives, participants can search the conference schedule for department sessions.

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2/9/2015

Start now to prepare your district policy on career advising for the 2015-2016 school year

A 12-minute recording is now available that reviews the requirements in Ohio law for your career planning district policy. Your policy must be in place for the 2015-2016 school year. Carolyn George from the Ohio Department of Education shares model policies and student success plans available that your district can customize for your local needs and resources. Here is the recording.

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2/9/2015

Register now for the 2015 Ohio Department of Health Regional School Nurse Conferences

Registration for the 2015 Ohio Department of Health Regional School Nurse Conferences sponsored by the department of health’s School Nursing Program is open. Conference dates include March 6 in Cincinnati-Blue Ash, March 20 in Newark and April 17 in Sandusky. These conferences offer professional development by providing current school nurse practice information.

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