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7/20/2020

Nonpublic equitable services training for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds

The Office of Federal Programs is hosting a virtual training session on Tuesday, July 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. to provide guidance on nonpublic equitable services under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds. Information will be relevant to both public districts and nonpublic school leaders.

Attendees can register in STARS V2.0, which can be accessed through the OH|ID portal.

This event has been rescheduled. Please click here to learn about the rescheduled event.

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7/20/2020

Improve staff retention with stay interviews

More than 50 percent of employees who leave their jobs say their organizations or supervisors could have done something to prevent them from leaving (Gallup, 2019).
 
Stay interviews, which are informal conversations between a supervisor and employee, help supervisors understand why employees stay with an organization, as well as what could cause them to leave. When employees feel valued and heard, they are less likely to leave a school or district.

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7/20/2020

Updates on the spring 2021 Alternate Assessment Operational Field Test administration window

The spring 2020 Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Operational Field Test administration was designed to be a six-week window but not completed due to the ordered school-building closure in March 2020. 
 
The spring 2021 alternate assessment administration will be an Operational Field Test Feb. 2-March 19, 2021, providing a seven-week testing window. All testing and entry of student responses must be completed by 5 p.m. on March 19, 2021.

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7/20/2020

Register for 64th annual conference of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies

Register for the state’s largest assembly of kindergarten through college social studies educators. This year’s conference, Preparing Engaged Democratic Citizens, will be an unforgettable online experience.

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7/20/2020

Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener testing window opens August 6

The Ohio English Language Proficiency Screener (OELPS) is aligned to the K-12 English Language Proficiency Standards and is designed to identify students in grades K-12 as English learners.

​The OELPS is the second step in Ohio’s standardized English learner identification process; the first step is the Language Usage Survey. Information on the identification process is found in the Guidelines for Identifying English Learners.

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