If you are looking for a short summary of what’s new for the Ohio Teacher Evaluation system this school year, see the 10 Tips document posted under resources here. The one-page document provides links to information explaining changes, as well as new and upcoming resources. Watch this “latest news” box for more information to come about student learning objectives and a new formula for compiling teacher and principal summative ratings.
Training and tests are now available for educators who need to update their credentials as evaluators for the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation Systems. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) is administering the re-calibration process. To successfully complete re-calibration, which is required every two years, teacher evaluators must take three hours of online training and principal evaluators must take two hours of online training. Both teacher and principal evaluators also need to pass the appropriate tests. More information is available on the department’s website.
House Bill 362 passed the Ohio legislature on June 3 bringing changes to the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System for the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
Training and tests will be available in June, rather than mid-May as previously announced, for educators who need to update their credentials as evaluators for the Ohio Teacher or Principal Evaluation Systems. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), which will administer the re-calibration process, will send notification of the training’s opening date to evaluators who have valid email addresses in the NIET registration system.
To stay on track with the legal requirements related to educator evaluation systems, superintendents and principals should keep abreast of the upcoming schedule for completing various steps of the process, including those that must be documented soon in the electronic Teacher and Principal Evaluation System (eTPES).