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2/9/2016

Update on Every Student Succeeds Act

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became federal law on Dec. 10, 2015. This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act reduces federal control of education by increasing state and local control. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Ohio to accept control and responsibility for educating children in our state.

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2/9/2016

Guide that explains Ohio School Report Cards available now

On Feb. 25, the department will release the second portion of the 2015 Ohio School Report Cards. This portion includes three components, Achievement, Gap Closing and Progress, as well as updated information about gifted students and district financial expenditures. The release also contains career-technical planning district and dropout recovery school report cards. To help prepare for the complete report card release, here is a Guide to 2015 Ohio School Report Cards. It provides an overview and explanation of all six report card components and other key elements of Ohio’s testing system.

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2/9/2016

Serving students with disabilities in community corrections facilities and juvenile detention centers

Both federal and state laws require that every student with a disability receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). This includes students who are detained in community corrections facilities or juvenile detention centers. The school district of residence remains responsible for the student’s access to appropriate special education and related services while the student is detained in a community corrections facility or juvenile detention center.

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2/9/2016

New calculator helps districts determine workload of service providers for special education services

It is a district’s responsibility to make sure that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. To accomplish this, districts must use a process to make decisions about the workload for providers of services to students with disabilities. Once a district determines the workload, it must decide if the workload can be completed as it is assigned. If not, the district must make changes. In addition, districts and service providers should evaluate workloads at different points during the school year.

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2/9/2016

Passing score for GED test recalibrated

The GED Testing Service announces a recalibration to the GED test passing score and the addition of two new performance levels to more fully measure learner’s skills. The passing score for high school equivalency is moving from 150 to 145. The GED program also will include two optional levels above high school equivalency to signify college readiness and for some test-takers, the opportunity to earn college credits. The scoring enhancement is driven by a detailed analysis of educational outcomes of GED program graduates compared to high school graduates over the past 18 months.

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2/9/2016

Take advantage of GED discounts

From Feb. 1 to March 31, students can take advantage of the GED® Ready Promotion featuring half off the cost of the practice test using the passcode PASS2016. Click here for more information.

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2/9/2016

Deadlines and dates

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

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