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8/3/2015

Spring dates for Ohio’s State Tests announced

The department is announcing the test windows and related information about Ohio’s State Tests in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for the 2015-2016 school year. You may download a handout here that illustrates the test windows as well as a listing of tests by grade level.

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8/3/2015

Set-up begins in August for electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES)

On Monday, Aug. 10, the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES) will reopen for the school year. Superintendents and superintendent designees who are new to their districts must ensure that their role designations and email addresses are current in the Ohio Educational Directory System by Friday, Aug. 7.

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8/3/2015

Updated Minor Work Permit system goes live Aug. 3

The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced a new, updated Minor Work Permit system. The data required to issue a Minor Work Permit has not changed, but the process of entering the data is improved.

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8/3/2015

Register for free school safety plan training

Developed by the University of Findlay and funded through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the training course allows schools throughout Ohio to address key safety and security factors using an all-hazards approach.

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8/3/2015

Health education must include opioid abuse prevention

Recent state legislation requires districts and schools to include opioid abuse prevention in health education curriculum. The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team made recommendations to the Ohio Department of Education for instruction. The recommendations and resources to help districts and schools are available here.

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8/3/2015

Deadlines and dates

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

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7/27/2015

Ohio’s Learning Standards is now the standard term; removing “New”

Ohio completed the transition from its former academic content standards to Ohio’s New Learning Standards during the 2014-2015 school year. As we approach the 2015-2016 school year, districts and schools no longer consider these standards new. They are fully in place. Ohio’s State Tests are aligned to these standards. Therefore, effective now, the Ohio Department of Education will use the term “Ohio’s Learning Standards” in all information and documents.

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