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9/9/2013

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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9/9/2013

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

2013-2014 Green Ribbon Schools simplified application now online – deadline Nov.15

Public comment period on operating standards for gifted students revisions open through Sept.20

U.S. EPA offers school environmental health webinar series

Schools can save on annual premiums with Ohio BWC workplace safety programs

Registration open now for OCTA fall conference

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9/9/2013

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

2014 Ohio Educational Technology Conference call for proposals and early registration now open

National Assessment Governing Board seeks nominees to fill five positions

INFOhio providing free access to digital reading program for preK-3

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8/28/2013

From the Superintendent

As you continue to finalize plans for this new school year, I want to make you aware of a few field tests that will take place this spring. This is nothing new for our students; Ohio’s assessment system has always included field-test questions.

The first of these field tests will be conducted by PARCC. In spring 2014, PARCC plans to field-test new English language arts and math assessments in selected schools in 20 states, including Ohio. Only a few classrooms in participating schools will take the tests, and most students will take only a limited portion of a content-area test. Although our plan is for all tests to be computer-based, some schools will field-test computer-based assessments and some will test paper-and-pencil assessments.

If any of your schools has been selected, you will receive notification soon from PARCC’s test vendor, Pearson. Please respond quickly so we can find a replacement school if one of your schools must decline.

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8/28/2013

Deadlines and Dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection

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8/28/2013

For school superintendents, principals and treasurers

PARCC releases new sample test items in preparation for field testing next spring

Testing window for third grade reading instruction option begins Oct. 7

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8/28/2013

For curriculum directors, teachers and school counselors

Schools needed to participate in performance assessment pilot

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