In response to reports of irregular student attendance, enrollment and withdrawal practices within multiple school districts and a statewide concern over the integrity of the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) accountability and reporting system, the Auditor of State’s Office completed an audit in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 117.11. This audit includes an objective review and assessment of ODE’s accountability policies, procedures and data, and local school district attendance, enrollment, withdrawal and reporting practices.
ODE is currently working with the Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) to develop an analysis of the supply and demand for K-12 teachers in Ohio.
ODE provided the following year-end reports to the Governor and the Ohio General Assembly.
The following information was presented at regional meetings during August 2012.
Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.