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9/9/2015

Career-technical education middle school online validation reminder

Sept. 30 is the deadline for completing the online validation process for teaching career-technical education in middle grades for FY16. Details are available here. The online validation process will reopen in April 2016 for FY17.

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9/9/2015

Ohio hosts visiting teachers from Spain and China

Ohio districts are hosting 20 visiting teachers from Spain and 16 guest teachers from mainland China during the 2015-2016 school year. Their presence is made possible through the department’s continuing partnerships with the Spanish Ministry of Education and the College Board/Hanban/NCSSFL Chinese Guest Teacher Program. For additional information about the Spanish Visiting Teacher Program or the Chinese Guest Teacher Program, contact Ryan Wertz.

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9/9/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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9/1/2015

State Test Updates for 2015-2016

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9/1/2015

Two new tools available to help with principal evaluations

A group of school administrators from throughout Ohio assisted the Ohio Department of Education in developing two new resources that will help superintendents and principals make plans for their principal evaluation activities.

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9/1/2015

Alternative reading promotion scores for 2015-2016

Here is the update of the third grade alternative reading assessment promotion scores for the 2015-2016 school year. The score increase aligns to a score of 396 on the former Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA). While districts will no longer administer the OAA, it is the only third grade reading test for which the state has student data. This means the benchmark for any new Third Grade Reading Guarantee promotional score, proficiency score and performance levels will be based on the OAA.

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9/1/2015

Department announces $1.5 million planning grant for Adult Diploma Pilot Programs

Funding is available to develop programs to assist adults, ages 22 and older, with the completion of their high school diplomas and earn industry credentials and certificates. Funds for the Adult Diploma Pilot Programs, to be implemented in 2016-2017, will be distributed geographically across the state.

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